Landmark Hearings for 81 Front and 185 Plymouth Streets

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has a few calendar items related to buildings in Dumbo:

  • 81 Front Street (June 5, 2012): hearing is for an application to replace storefront infill and install signage.
  • 185 Plymouth Street (May 22, 2012): application is to construct additions, modify window and ground floor openings, alter sidewalk, install storefront infill, a canopy, and signage.

Brownstoner posted about 185 Plymouth Street last week. The developers of 192 Water Street will be renovating 185 Plymouth into “a similar treatment of the existing warehouse building”. Brownstoner writes:

“Some differences at 185 are that most units will have outdoor space, and there’s an interior courtyard that all units will have views to. 185 also has 13-14 foot ceiling heights which are a couple of feet taller than 192 Water. Half of the units also have water views.” Earlier this week the CB2 Landuse Committee approved facade changes, including a rooftop addition for two penthouse units. Here are a few more cool facts from the architect: since there’s no real sidewalk on Plymouth (it’s mostly cobblestone), they plan to continue the cobblestone into the lobby to create the feeling of a continuing street. And the building, previously a brillo pad factory, had a bridge opening across to 205 Water Street, also part of the factory.”

There have been several tenant rumors about 81 Front Street, but nothing official has been released yet. Anyone know?

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