The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold its hearing on the proposal to build two 90′ tall towers at 85-89 Jane Street – just two blocks South of Gansevoort Street – this coming Tuesday, July 12th, at 1 Centre Street, 9th floor (at Chambers Street). LPC estimates that this application will be heard at 2:45 PM, but recommends coming one hour early in case the previous items end early.
It’s important that as many people as possible attend the hearing and testify briefly about why the proposed buildings would be completely out-of-character with the Greenwich Village Historic District. Furthermore, the proposed facade additions would create an overbearing, uniform 41′ tall street wall, which would have a sterilizing effect on this charming low-scale block. If you are not comfortable testifying, please come anyway and hold a sign!
Also, if you haven’t already done so, please send a message to LPC here.
This project is represented by James Capolino and Company, the same lobbying and PR firm that represents Aurora Capital’s massive Gansevoort development.