Team Handling Jarmulowsky Hotel Conversion to Go Before CB3, Landmarks Commission

Jarmulowsky Bank building, 54 Canal St.

Earlier this summer we brought word that the new owner of the Jarmulowsky Bank building was converting it to a boutique hotel.  Ron Castellano (The Forward Building, Hester Street Fair, etc.) and Taavo Somer (Freemans, Peels, etc.) began working on the historic building at 54 Canal/9 Orchard a few months ago. The team is now moving forward with an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, a necessary step anytime changes are proposed to a New York City landmark.

As a first step, they will go before Community Board 3’s landmarks subcommittee next month (September 10).  Castellano and Somer are seeking a “certificate of appropriateness” in order to complete renovations on the Jarmulowsky. It entails, according to the community board agenda released today:

(Raising) the parapet, (Installing) new mechanical equipment, convert(ing) existing mechanical room to occupiable space on roof; install(ing) new storefront infill, (installing) new masonry balustrade in existing bay ground floor; install(ing) new balconies at rear (and removing the building’s fire escapes).