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]
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