The Monuments Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals to replace a deteriorating low-rise property at 182-186 Spring Street with a new seven-story mixed-use building. The existing property is located in the Historic Sullivan-Thompson District, a newly designated neighborhood in the South Village section of Manhattan, and will require an LPC Certificate of Suitability before construction can begin.
Selldorf Architects’ plans specify the construction of approximately 2,700 square feet of commercial area, 20,000 square feet of residential area and a 1,400 square foot community facility. If approved, the building would produce up to three commercial apartments, nine condominiums and a single community space. The total building area would include just over 26,000 square feet.
The proposed building would adopt a Z-shaped configuration and provide a frontage along Spring Street, Thompson Street and an interior courtyard. The volumetry of the structure integrates several recessed floors to create large outdoor terraces and common pleasure spaces.
The proposed facade will consist primarily of red brick masonry with mahogany wood window and door frames, glazed terracotta headers and window sills, and gray granite at the base of the building.
Prior to the LPC review, Community Council 2 supported the demolition of the existing building, but rejected the proposals for the new building. The board unanimously expressed its disapproval of the building’s appearance, which it said lacks any historical reference to the previous structure.
It is not yet clear what action the LPC will take.
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