Liberty Avenue Commercial Office Building Rehabilitation
The former home of the NYPD 17th Precinct, designed by George Ingram in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is being adapted into a homeless shelter for single men with accessory health clinic services. The proposed design maximizes the potential building area, working within current zoning and code requirements, and provides accessibility while maintaining the historical significance of the building’s presence. The project is also being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic restoration consists of integrating an additional 7,400 SF, required to accommodate the new program, within the existing historic structure. In keeping with the Federal Historic mandates, part of the new building area will be added as a two-story addition at the building’s rear with the remainder as a two-story addition over the “non-contributing” garage block. At completion, the building will consist of a total program area of 36,800 SF comprising of shelter services with support offices meeting 18 CRR-NY II D 491 of the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and accessory health care program meeting Article 28 of the New York State Department of Health.