Recently landmarked after years of advocacy work by local preservationists, Empire State Dairy is noteworthy for its unusual architectural style and tile murals.
At the LPC Tuesday morning, a representative from the architecture firm Archimaera laid out their plans for the massive ground floor space, which includes limited modifications to some of the built-in architectural furniture.
Each building represents the "best architectural examples of their type in the area," said LPC Chair Sarah Carroll.
The commission praised the block's "aesthetic consistency," and hinted that this could be just the beginning of more historic districts in the area.
A proposal for developing the site of the landmarked Empire State Dairy in East New York with more than 330 affordable apartments did not pass muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday morning.
The "standout" group of 54 Renaissance Revival limestone townhouses was built between 1906 and 1913.
Think you know Gowanus? A new map can be your guide to the architectural and cultural heritage currently at risk in the neighborhood.
Pull up a chair and gab with fellow concerned citizens about the preservation issues near and dear to you at the 25th annual preservation conference.
Before tonight's public meeting on the rezoning of Gowanus, a coalition of preservation advocates has created a website documenting the area's architectural heritage they believe is at risk.
The tar paper and plywood that have wrapped a modest wooden frame house since it was damaged by fire more than a decade ago are finally giving way to new siding.