Aurora, Gottlieb file plans for Gansevoort Row development

Project calls for 111K sf of commercial space in Meatpacking District
By Rey Mashayekhi | June 24, 2015 04:05PM

Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate’s Neil Bender filed plans Wednesday for their Gansevoort Row commercial redevelopment project in the Meatpacking District.

The project calls for nine buildings at 46-74 Gansevoort Street, between Washington and Greenwich streets, to be renovated and converted into three main lots comprising almost 111,000 square feet of commercial space, according to a permit application filed with the city’s Department of Buildings.

The filing for one of the lots, at 46-50 Gansevoort Street, calls for roughly 15,300 square feet of retail space – with 46-48 Gansevoort Street remaining a two-story building and 50 Gansevoort Street expanded to three stories, according to Todd Poisson of BKSK Architects, the firm overseeing the project.

A second parcel at 52-58 Gansevoort Street will see 13,345 square feet of commercial space across the building’s existing two stories. Retail and a restaurant are slated for the first floor, while the office component will be located on the second floor.

The development’s third lot, at 60-74 Gansevoort Street, will total 82,097 square feet housing retail on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors. One part of the lot, at 60-68 Gansevoort Street, will be expanded from two stories to five and feature a set-back sixth story, Poisson said. Another part of the building, at 74 Gansevoort Street, will be enlarged to eight stories from the existing two.

The entire project is contingent on approval from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission this fall, Poisson added, with BKSK “excited to start talking to community stakeholders about the design.”

Representatives for Aurora and Gottlieb could not be reached for comment. The two developers have previously partnered on the Solar Carve office building at 40 Tenth Avenue and a retail development at 21-27 Ninth Avenue, both in the Meatpacking District.

Restaurateur Keith McNally has reportedly negotiated reopening his restaurant Pastis at Gansevoort Row. Pastis lost its space to another joint venture between Aurora and Gottlieb — 9 Ninth Avenue, where a massive Restoration Hardware is currently being built.