Brownstoner: 72 Poplar Renovation Plans Approved

“A tipster” said the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the plans of Daten Group LLP, who purchased the former police building at 72 Poplar Street last May for $7.5 million, to convert the building for residential use.

Brownstoner: The LPC, which heard about the owner’s designs on the building, has also given its blessing to the plans. What’s in store: An extension of the existing fourth floor; construction of a new fifth-floor addition; a setback of the rear wall by five feet to achieve legal light and air requirements; the installation of a new rear façade; construction of a new accessible ramp at the Popular Street entrance; new window and door openings on the east and west facades; and a one-story rooftop addition on an adjacent garage.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I loved this rendering of a newly converted police station. If the new construction is as creative, I’m a happy fella. North Heights is really looking very good. Three eyesores for me were 20 Henry, the Police Station and the Daily Eagle building on Middagh and Henry and now they are all spoken for. Next on the list is hopefully the building on Monroe and Clark.

  • TMS

    What school are the new kids going to go to? PS 8 is busting at the seams!

  • William Spier


    when the last owner of the building asked for a more modest addition to the 4th floor roof, Landmarks would not even hear about it. Now, a much larger structure is proposed and everyone nods okay. It seems this whole thing was very hush hush and the BHA never mobilized to stop it. The height of the addition is shocking. Stop by my place and get a look.


  • Master Of Middagh

    Dang it all! I had plans to turn that place into my secret superhero headquarters- it was perfect! And now that’s never going to happen! ;(