BSA Rejects Owner’s Appeal to Legalize Fifth Story on Underground Railroad House Requires LPC to Review Permits; Lawsuit Threatened

On Tuesday, the Board of Standards and Appeals unanimously voted that the Hopper Gibbons house must fall under the jurisdiction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and that the owner would have to get approval from them to keep their addition before re-applying for a waiver to the Multiple Dwelling Law allowing such an expansion.  However, […]

GTS approved by Landmarks

From the Episcopal Church: New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave approval to General Theological Seminary (GTS) for the construction of a new seven-story mixed-use residential building on Ninth Avenue and a five-story administration building to be constructed on 20th Street in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The decision, given at a public hearing on […]

GTS Approved (somewhat) by Community Board

From Chelsea Now C.B. 4 to Seminary: Ninth Ave. building still too…. By Albert Amateau Community Board 4 on Wednesday reaffirmed its response to the new plans for the General Theological Seminary’s proposed mixed-use seven-story building for Ninth Ave. and for a smaller academic building on 20th St. in the seminary’s Chelsea Sq. campus. In […]

Update on GTS (that's General Theological Seminary in case you forgot)

From the Villager (where else?): Height’s O.K., but seminary opponents say glass is vanityBy Albert Amateau Chelsea residents who came to look at the General Theological Seminary’s revised plans for its new buildings on May 17 were predictably grateful that the proposed residential project and library on Ninth Ave. has been reduced to the 75-foot […]

Fight over High Line Disputes Costs of Preservation

This is an odd one; trying to prove the High Line gives enough value to retain it. Thus the slippery slope of economic justification for preservation lies. From Crain’s Fight looms over High Line sectionBy: Julie SatowPublished: May 8, 2007 – 3:36 pm Developers and preservationists are about to face off over whether to preserve […]

GTS Plans Stopped By Commuity

Chelsea Opponents Stymie Seminary Development PlanBY ANNIE KARNI – Special to the SunApril 3, 2007URL: The General Theological Seminary’s plan to build a 15-story condominium development on its collegelike campus in Chelsea has been foiled by local opposition, seminary leaders said yesterday. Church officials said they sought to build the 151-foot-tall glass apartment tower […]

Report on a Chelsea Blog about the GTS Proposal

Community Board 4 Votes Against General Theological Seminary’s Luxury Condo Development on 9th Ave. The full board of Community Board 4, after hours of speeches, voted to approve the resolution against the General Theological Seminary’s application to built a 15 story luxury condo on their 9th Ave. property. Before the meeting, we didn’t have any […]