LPC Hearing Tomorrow for Proposed 9-Story Hotel on 4th Street

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 at 10:19 am by
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It’s pretty much been a heated real estate saga since last summer. Developers are still angling to construct a new nine-story hotel at 27 East Fourth Street. This mid-block parcel just off the Bowery abuts the landmarked Merchant’s House, and the proposal has virtually incited the wrath of neighborhood preservationists. Advocates are worried about the plans, which carry the potential to damage the already fragile 1832 architecture.

Dozens organized in opposition at the last Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on the matter back in September – preservationists, architects, engineers, historians, and Councilmember Rosie Mendez. Not one person showed in support.

The architects have since revised plans for the proposed 32-room lodge, and will present to the LPC again tomorrow morning. The group will then vote to either deny or approve the application.

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[Circa 1930s/Photo: Bowery Alliance of Neighbors]

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