BKSK secured a complex approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the block-long redevelopment of a collection tattered low-rise commercial buildings near the High Line in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. Careful historic research and analysis of the existing buildings, particularly the history of uses and former configurations, enabled a strong rationale for taller building heights and the demolition of some existing fabric on portions of the block. An important part of the Landmarks approval process, and something that BKSK takes great pride in doing, is presenting to preservation groups, the local community board, and select government officials. In this case the presentation made a successful argument for the development along the street and the properties are currently in various stages of completion, with an impressive roster of luxury retailers, and tenants including Hermes, Match Group, Inc., and the reopened Pastis.
Photos by Barkow Photo, Trent Tesch, and BKSK; Renderings by Familiar Control
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