Goodbye 20 Henry Street Garden


The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Landmark Preservation Commission approved a scaled down plan to replace the landmark garden at 20 Henry Street with housing units. On their 8th attempt for approval architects Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg and owners the Praedium Group received the green light from the commission for a four story structure with a roof garden on the site of the Peaks Mason Mint factory. The original plan called for a 9 story building.

The Brooklyn Heights Association had argued in the past that the garden and modernist facade built at the site and approved by the LPC when the factory was converted to housing in 1974 merited preservation. The BHA also objected to the 9 story scheme orginally proposed by the owners, successfully arguing that it was out of scale with the surrounding neighborhood. 

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