Steiner’s demolition plan for Christian school moves forward despite neighborhood objections

TRD New York /
Jul.July 16, 2013 01:30 PM

Developer Doug Steiner’s plans to demolish the former Mary Help of Christians school and rectory, on East 12th Street in the East Village, will likely move forward unhindered, notwithstanding the opposition of neighborhood constituents, EV Grieve reported.

East Village community and preservation groups learned that a large cemetery was formerly found on the site at 436 East 12th Street and held a press conference on May 23, requesting a complete archaeological evaluation take place before Steiner can proceed. Steiner purchased the lot along with several other properties last fall for $41 million. Steiner reportedly has plans to develop an unspecified residential complex, according to Grieve.

“We did hear back from the Landmark Preservation Commission that they abdicated all responsibility to even require an archeological survey,” Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, told EV Grieve. “So Steiner may end up digging up bodies, and the public may never know.”

Options for preserving the church now, Berman said, are limited.

“Thus far common sense, decency, reasonable alternatives, and appeals to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do their job have not stopped Steiner from moving ahead with his cemetery-condos plan,” he said.

The blog did not include comment from Steiner. [EV Grieve] – Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar could raise values of adjacent properties by 3.5%: study

Brooklyn-Queens streetcar could raise values of adjacent properties by 3.5%: study

Brooklyn-Queens streetcar could raise values of adjacent properties by 3.5%: study
Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC
Hail Mary! Steiner aiming for record sellout in East Village

Hail Mary! Steiner aiming for record sellout in East Village

Hail Mary! Steiner aiming for record sellout in East Village
Empty nester Doug Steiner lists skylit NJ home for $3.85M

Empty nester Doug Steiner lists skylit NJ home for $3.85M

Empty nester Doug Steiner lists skylit NJ home for $3.85M
Study proposes a $1.7B Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar

Study proposes a $1.7B Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar

Study proposes a $1.7B Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar
Steiner Studios files plans for six new soundstages

Steiner Studios files plans for six new soundstages

Steiner Studios files plans for six new soundstages
Doug Steiner secures financing for Brooklyn resi tower

Doug Steiner secures financing for Brooklyn resi tower

Doug Steiner secures financing for Brooklyn resi tower
From left: renderings of 88 Whilloughby Street and 333 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Fort Greene studio rentals hit nearly $2,500

Fort Greene studio rentals hit nearly $2,500
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...