Luxury Lairs on Laight Street

Last night at its monthly full-board meeting, Community Board 1 voted unanimously to approve developer Ken Watanabe’s plan to transform two parking garages at 50-52 Laight Street into a 17,500-square-foot, six-story luxury residential building with a two-story penthouse addition. The proposed building will be constructed of brick and limestone with fiberglass panels.

Because the property sits in the Tribeca North Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will get final say on the aesthetic appropriateness of the building; the Board of Standards and Appeal must still approve a variance to expand into the rear lot of the properties.

-Matthew Grace Luxury Lairs on Laight Street