A long-underutilized lot down at 20 Old Fulton Street will be getting a new commercial building. The design, admitted by all parties to be a huge improvement over the original proposal, was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, Evan Bindelglass reported for New York YIMBY.
The building, dubbed “Ferry Market,” was designed by Marc Andre Plasse and will feature three units. The space closest to Elizabeth Place, envisioned as a café, will be 483 square feet on the ground level with 833 square feet on the cellar level. The center space, envisioned as restaurant or retail, will have 538 square feet on the ground level with 360 square feet of storage in the cellar space. The space on the Everit Street side, also envisioned as either restaurant or retail, will have 932 square feet on the ground level and 370 square feet of storage in the cellar.
Evan Bindelglass is a local freelance journalist and contributor to New York YIMBY. He also contributes to Brooklyn Heights Blog. You can e-mail him, follow him on Twitter @evabin, or check out his personal blog.