Revised St. Vincent's and Rudin Applications & Hardship Hearing Tomorrow
From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3rd, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the revised plans by both Rudin Management and St. Vincent’s Hospital for the current St. Vincent’s campus. Following successful efforts to get the LPC to reject the prior Rudin/St. Vincent’s application, the LPC will now be hearing and considering two revised applications:
- A revised landmarks application for the East Campus (east of 7th Avenue) which includes preservation of four existing buildings and the development of new buildings to replace the Coleman, Link, Cronin, and Reiss buildings; and
- A hardship application by St. Vincent’s for demolition of the O’Toole Building and construction of a new hospital on the site, somewhat revised from the prior new hospital plan.
To assist with the public’s understanding of the new proposals, GVSHP has created side-by-side visual images of the existing conditions, the prior proposal, and the current proposals for the East Campus and comparisons of the new and prior proposal for the new hospital on the site of the O’Toole Building.
St. Vincent’s must first prove a “hardship” to the Landmarks Preservation Commission before the O’Toole Building can be demolished and the proposed new hospital building considered. To view the hardship application or other St. Vincent’s/Rudin materials, go to http://www.svcmc.org/newfacility_body.cfm?id=1620&oTopID=1620.
The public can comment upon both proposals now by mail and e-mail, and in person at the June 3rd public hearing. However, tomorrow’s hearing may be the only opportunity for the public to comment upon the East Campus proposal, whereas the hospital/hardship application will be heard by the LPC again in July, and thus the public has more time to comment upon that application (the full hardship application will not be presented until tomorrow’s hearing). Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.
To testify in person or hear and view the St. Vincent’s and Rudin presentations of their application, go to:
Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 3rd, after 9:30 am (public testimony to begin around noon)
NYU Law School Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium
40 Washington Sq. So. (at MacDougal Street)
Written comments about the applications can be sent to:
Hon. Robert Tierney
Chair, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
One Centre Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10007
fax: 212/669-7960 or 669-7955