Aurora Capital Associates and Gottlieb Real Estate received approval yesterday from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to add a two-story penthouse above the Meatpacking District home of upscale French bistro Pastis.
Last month, the board rejected their plans after residents and members of preservationist groups argued that it involved an overuse of glass and is inappropriate for the location. The developers had proposed installing wooden windows instead of aluminum ones. This time, BKSK Architects presented a new design involving a “robust metal frame” and a façade shortened by 7 feet.
The Landmarks commissioners praised the revisions. Commissioner Frederick Bland noted the more visible metal framework as an improvement.
It is unknown when the restaurant is set to reopen. Pastis closed earlier this year and is now undergoing renovations. [Curbed] — Mark Maurer