The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has sent a great letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission taking apart Aurora Capital’s revised massive Gansevoort development proposal. They point out that the revised plan fails to follow the instructions provided by the commissioners at the previous public meeting, and concludes:
As you know, this is a deeply controversial proposal, broadly opposed by the surrounding community. While we disagreed with the Commission’s assertion that pre-existing buildings on this site and other types of buildings served as suitable models for new construction on these sites, we nevertheless accept the LPC’s judgment in these cases. However, to allow the applicant to then twist and circumvent even that very generous directive would be an outrageous abridgment of the public’s trust and a blow to the integrity of the process. I urge you in the strongest of terms to hold firm to the Commissions previous feedback and not approve the proposed changes to 60-68 and 70-74 Gansevoort Street.
PDF with the full text of the letter is here. Click images below to enlarge: