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Old Posted May 22, 2014, 7:32 PM
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341 Canal Street

The corner of Canal and Greene Streets may soon see new life. Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission re-approved plans for a new Gene Kaufman-designed six-story retail and residential building to rise at 341 Canal Street. This is at least the third time this long-vacant plot of land has come before the LPC. In 2007, Kaufman made a presentation which won the commission's approved.

Once financing was re-established, it was too late. The LPC's approval is only valid for three years. So, if you don't build it, you have go before the commission again, and the second time around, in 2012, the commission didn't like the proposal.

The commission largely agreed with Kaufman, the HDC, and noted approval from Community Board 2's Landmarks and Aesthetics Committee, and approved the proposal with the condition that Kaufman work with the LPC staff on a better design for the corner of the building, tweak the granite base, look at the Greene Street piers, and iron out appropriate signage.
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