309 CANAL STREET NEW YORK, NY
This adaptive reuse and historic preservation project largely restores the former Arnold Constable & Co. department store building at the corner of Canal and Mercer Street to its 1857 appearance while converting the interior to a rental apartment building with retail at the base.
The restoration includes extensive repair of the brick and marble facades, and full window replacement. New storefronts designed by PKSB expand the ground floor retail use and allow for new transparency and connection to the sidewalk. The interior was fully renovated to allow for new apartments, including new stairs and elevator, new kitchens and baths, and restoration of distinctive cast iron elements, both columns and radiators.
The project received a Certificate of Appropriateness from the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and a Special Permit from the NYC City Planning Commission for the change in use from manufacturing to residential.