January 10th, 2012
The Landmark Preservation Commission reviewed proposed changes for 231 Front Street (Vinegar Hill) and 30 Henry Street (Brooklyn Heights) in today’s meeting. No word yet on the results.
231 Front Street is an Early 20th Century commercial style factory building, designed by William B. Tubby, and built in 1908. The application is to alter the façade, rebuild entrance stairs, and install a canopy. Brownstoner mentioned in October 2011 that the plans for 231 Front Street is to convert the building into office space. (BIS for 231 Front Street)
30 Henry Street aka 28-30 Henry Street is a building reconstructed in 1963 as a factory and store building. The application is to demolish the building and construct a new building. As the Brooklyn Eagle has reported, the proposed new building will be five stories and will contain six residential units with balconies. Additionally, the building will contain underground parking and outdoor space with a waterfall. Currently, the building is home to Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
(Photo from Brownstoner).