A proposal to construct a new building at the corner of Court Street and Congress Street didn’t fly at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday morning, Evan Bindelglass reported for New York YIMBY.
The proposal was for a two-story building on the vacant lot at 178 Court Street, to be home to one or two retail tenants, Bindelglass reported. The commissioners were fine with the idea of a new building on the site, but had concerns with the design, presented by architect Sherida Paulsen of PKSB Architects (she happens to be a former LPC chair). They want the scale broken down more and the cornice to be more established.
Evan Bindelglass is a local freelance journalist and contributor to New York YIMBY. He also contributes to Cobble Hill Blog. You can e-mail him, follow him on Twitter @evabin, or check out his personal blog.