GreenbergFarrow was approached to conduct a zoning and bulk analysis with conceptual imagery for the conversion of an existing 8-story brick parking garage into a residential condominium project in the desirable Greenwich Village neighborhood. To maximize the development potential of this property, GreenbergFarrow proposed the selective demolition of a portion at the rear of the existing structure to create livable/legal apartments for the entire building.
In doing so, the area removed from the demolition was re-purposed as residential bulk placed on the roof of the existing, as floors 9 through 11. In total, GreenbergFarrow planned a 27-Unit, 50,000 square foot project with an overall 86.3% efficiency, and approximately 5,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.
The concept for the architecture was to be elegant and respectful to the neighborhood, creating human-sized apertures at the streetwall, and a transparent and airy aesthetic on the added setback floors. The building was imagined to be re-clad with a cementitious rainscreen system. The rooftop amenity space is a required common area which will allow for a shared exhilarating experience with fantastic city views.