A proposal for three neighboring townhouses at 295-299 Hicks Street (between Joralemon and State) did not pass muster at Tuesday’s session of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Curbed NY’s Evan Bindelglass reported. The townhouses would each have had four bedrooms, four stories, and front and rear terraces.
The idea for townhouses on the long-vacant site didn’t seem a problem for the commissioners. A big problem was the massive proposed cornice, one that doesn’t show off the fact that there are three buildings, Bindelglass reported Tuesday. It was also suggested that two wider townhouses might work better than three narrow ones. The developer is free to redesign the project and try again at Landmarks.
Evan Bindelglass is a local freelance journalist and contributor to Curbed NY. He also contributes to Brooklyn Heights Blog. You can e-mail him, follow him on Twitter @evabin, or check out his personal blog.