In late October, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced that they would not consider a row pastel-colored residences here for landmarking.
While the fate of No. 264 (above) remains in limbo at the moment, its neighbor two buildings to the east will be demolished to make way for a new development.
As New York Yimby first reported yesterday, the city approved a demo permit last month for the three-level 268 E. Seventh St. ...
[268 E, 7th St.]
The permits (filed on Friday) awaiting approval show that the new 7-floor structure will have 8,043 square feet of residential space divided between two units.
Actor John Leguizamo owned No. 268 starting in 1995. In February 2013, the building hit the market with a $4 million ask. However, as Curbed noted at the time:
It's unclear how recently Leguizamo lived in the place, or whether or not he even still owns it — the deed was transferred to an LLC in 2002, and the listing says that it was "Recently a single family residence; currently used as a 3-family" ...
Leguizamo watchers on the block figure that the actor moved away from here about 2001 or 2002.
According to public records, No. 268 sold for $3.65 million in September 2013 to investment banker Wilco Faessen, who's listed as the developer.
There isn't any word on when the demolition/construction might start at No. 268.
Across the way, work continues at 253 E. Seventh St., where there are approved permits for a 6-story residential building ...
Previously on EV Grieve:
City says no to landmarking row of 7th Street homes, clearing way for demolition of No. 264
Come live in John Leguizamo's former home here on 'Artists Row'