Condos Planned for Landmarked Bank Building

Big news for the beautiful bank building at 177 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights: The owners are planning to build out condo units there. According to the Community Board Two land use minutes, the architecture firm on the project, Barry Rice Architects, presented the land use board with renovation plans in November. The plans include building a one-story rear addition, removing air conditioning units, cleaning the exterior, replacing the skylights, and adding new insulated wood windows. Thirteen condo apartments will go in at the rear annex building; the main building bank hall (currently a Chase branch) will remain as is. The architects will add an entrance canopy for the new residential portion, as well as a “miniature grand hall” at the entryway. The architects received the blessing of the Community Board Two Land Use Committee, and the project is on the Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda for this afternoon. GMAP

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