Tribeca has multiple historic districts, each with its own special character and constraints. GDPC's work on 31 Lispenard Street entailed assisting Urban Standard Capital and GF55 Architects on securing approvals from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for a new six-story, mixed-use residential building on the edge of the Tribeca East Historic District. As part of this scope of work, Gregory surveyed the district to offer guidance on neighborhood context and appropriateness, researched the history of the site, and presented his findings to the local Community Board and the Landmarks Commission. Acting as a liaison between client and agency, Gregory was able to help balance the developer's objectives to satisfy its building program and aesthetics with the Commission's objectives for historical appropriateness.
Photo credit: GF55