Say No To Destroying the Gansevoort Market Historic District.
STOP MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT ON GANSEVOORT STREET.
(Update : On May 27, 2016, the developer announced a revised plan. The proposed new buildings at 60-68 and 74 Gansevoort Street are still way too large, and the project continues to threaten the historic character of Gansevoort Street. Go here for more information, and here to send an email to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.)
A DEVELOPER IS PROPOSING TO BUILD TWO MASSIVE BUILDINGS ON HISTORIC GANSEVOORT STREET IN THE LANDMARKED MEATPACKING DISTRICT. One is an EIGHT-STORY, 120-FOOT-TALL STRUCTURE to be built at Gansevoort & Washington Streets. A second SIX-STORY, 98-FOOT-TALL building is being planned just to the east. This massive development will dwarf the remaining buildings on this block.
This proposed project threatens the unique character of Gansevoort Street, its historic streetscape, low buildings and market-style architecture. These are the very values that were embodied in the Landmark Preservation Commission’s 2003 decision to landmark the GANSEVOORT MARKET HISTORIC DISTRICT also known as the Meatpacking District.
Any alterations or new construction on these sites must be approved by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission. Please join with us to make sure that LPC rejects this proposal.
In addition, these sites are governed by a restrictive declaration (RD-94) that prohibits office use on this site. The developer will be applying to amend this declaration to allow office use. The community is asking that any attempt to amend the restrictive declaration be rejected. If the developers cannot get office usage they may re-think their plan.
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