York & Sawyer’s 177 Montague Street is headed for some changes according to meeting notes from Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee. They approved the plan. This morning, the LPC was scheduled to review the application.
Curbed: Barry Rice Architects is the firm on the project, which calls for 13 condos in the rear annex building. The owners also want to build a one-story rear addition, clean the exterior, replace skylights, remove air conditioners, and add new insulated windows. The main bank hall, which currently hosts a Chase bank, is landmarked inside and out, and it will remain as is.
From the meeting notes:
177 Montague Street-Brooklyn Heights Historic district-Application is to construct a one-story rear yard addition, install a new rooftop air handling units, remove window air conditioning units, clean the exterior, change a window to an entrance, restore a window where a door now exists, and adding a residential entrance canopy. Applicant’s representative believes the repair/replacement of skylights that were closed and installation of new wood insulated windows to match existing will be reviewed at staff level.
Presented by Barry Rice, architect
The premises is a landmark bank building. The building is locate at Montague and Pierrepont Streets. The applicant wishes to add 13 condominium apartments at the rear annex building and maintain the main building banking hall, alter the exterior entrance at the rear, provide an entrance canopy for the new residential portion, clean and repair the metal work and metal windows, and replace wooden sash windows, and work on the courtyard.
The banking hall entrance will remain. Windows that provide light will be restored in place. Most work will be done in annex building. Entrances at Clinton, Montague and Pierrepont Streets will remain. Mr. Rice believes that grills at the windows are not original. A window was made into a door and applicant wishes to restore it back to a door. A new door for the condos will be created. The residential portion will be given a miniature grand hall for the entrance. A canopy made of yellow metal will be added to the residential section. The canopy will be free standing and not attached to the building. Judy Stanton asked about the stairs and Mr. Rice said that the stairs will be restored. Tony lbelli asked about the canopy and Mr. rice said the canopy will be anchored down.
Judy Stanton and Tony lbelli moved to approve the application.
Application approved 10-0-0.