Three brand-spanking-new townhouses are headed to Brooklyn Heights, thanks to Tuesday’s vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The LPC approved a proposal to build on a lot at 295-299 Hicks Street, between State and Joralemon streets, that has been vacant since the 1940s. The development first came before the LPC in September, but the commission thought the design was “awkward” and asked for changes.
LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan found the applicant’s changes “very responsive” to the concerns raised when the project, designed by Krista Demirdache of Nikolai Katz Architect, was first presented back on September 23.
The new design better accentuates the divide between the three buildings at thecornice level. Also, the bay windows on the second floor have been relocated to the first floor with the center unit’s bay window being eliminated to create an A/B/A relationship between the townhouses. The windows themselves are also now narrower and shorter. The entrances were also changed. They stand out less now.
Friday, November 28, 2014, by Evan Bindelglass