Landmarks tables proposed addition to Pastis site

Decision sends Aurora Capital, Gottlieb Real Estate back to the drawing board

TRD New York /
May.May 08, 2014 10:05 AM

The Landmarks Preservation Commission refused to grant approval to plans by Aurora Capital Associates and Gottlieb Real Estate to add a two-story glass penthouse above the Meatpacking District building that has notably housed upscale French restaurant Pastis.

At a public presentation earlier this week, BKSK Architects and preservation firm Higgins Quasebarth & Partners proposed installing wooden windows instead of aluminum ones as part of a mixed-use addition to the space at 9-19 Ninth Avenue. The restaurant, which closed earlier this year, is currently undergoing renovations. Residents and members of preservationist groups, who packed the meeting room, criticized the plans, arguing that it involved an overuse of glass and is inappropriate for the location.

The commission closed the hearing with no action, Curbed reported. To receive approval, the designers would have to make select changes and deliver another presentation before the board. [Curbed]Mark Maurer

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