Tribeca Twins

This past Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved certificates of appropriateness for two buildings at 414 Washington Street and 415-423 Washington Street in the Tribeca North Historic District. They will both be residential buildings.

Both buildings are designed by Joseph Pell Lombardi and Associates, and will be clad in red brick and have multipaned, arched windows. The first building, at 415 Washington Street, will be called the Fairchild & Foster Atelier after the enzyme company previously housed on the site. It will be 105 feet high and have eight stories.

The other building, at 414 Washington Street (pictured), will have eight stories, at 106 feet, and will be called the Pearline Soap Atelier, after a soap company that once occupied the site.

Although both properties sit in a manufacturing zone, the Department of City Planning is expected to rezone the North Tribeca neighborhood soon, allowing for residential uses.

The developer of the properties was reported to be Atlantic Walk LLC, but there are rumors that the project is changing hands. We’ll let you know when we find out.

-Matthew Grace Tribeca Twins