Change of Architect, Plans Disapproved for Hotel Bossert Conversion


Jeffrey Holmes of Australian architecture firm Woods Bagot has replaced Gene Kaufman as the architect of record overseeing the conversion of the landmarked Hotel Bossert. Selldorf Architects was also briefly on the project, but parted ways earlier this year. The latest filings to convert the Jehovah’s Witnesses property back into a hotel were disapproved in November.

The revamped boutique hotel at 86 Montague Street was originally slated to open in summer of 2013; the last date given, in June of this year, was summer 2014. Developers Bistricer and Chetrit bought the property for $81,000,000 in late 2012.

Update: The plans were approved after this story came out.

City Greenlights Hotel Plan for Bossert [Brownstoner]

Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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  • The text associated with your link (the filings “were disapproved in November”) took me to an approved application dated 12/24/13. So does this mean the plans were approved??
    Also, the approved application you link to indicates that there are no rent control/stabilized tenants. However previous articles indicated that there were several. I’ve seen a few elderly people coming in and out of the building…are they the rent-controlled tenants or contractors?