GREENPOINT – Originally proposed in September of last year, the rebuild of a historic building at 111 Noble Street now has an updated design. Instead of the standard, modern luxury apartment building design, the new design from MDIM hews more closely to the original design of the building.
The original plan to create a modern apartment building after demolishing the wood two-family structure currently standing was met without action from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, reported Brownstoner.
Now, a new design has done away with the usual modern look in favor of a clapboard building with a porch that resembles the original 1939 building. While it would still add another floor to the elevation, the new design would be in keeping with the historical look of the brick and wood buildings in the Greenpoint Historic District.
Brownstoner reported that the developer’s written statement for the plans stated, “all of the original facade was completely changed and altered over time” and that the new proposal “copies the visual appearance of the original building dated 1855 and stays within the context of adjacent buildings as well as other buildings on Noble Street.”
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will review the redesign on February 6.