Park Slope

Landmarks hearing about the Pavilion Theater is postponed

August 3, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The owner of the Pavilion Theater plans to demolish the building next to it and build condos. Eagle photo by Samantha Samel
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Attention preservation-minded Park Slopers!

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission’s public hearing on the proposed condo conversion of the Pavilion Theater has been postponed.

The hearing will not take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as originally scheduled.

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Park Slope residents and community-group reps who had planned to offer testimony at the preservation agency’s Lower Manhattan headquarters about the makeover of the 1920s-vintage movie house at 188 Prospect Park West and the construction of a new residential building next door to it should mark their calendars. The hearing date has been changed to Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The proposed design calls for the demolition of a single-story building at 190 Prospect Park West, the former home of Circles, a now-departed restaurant.

In the plan devised by Morris Adjmi Architects, there would be a total of 24 condos and 16 parking spaces in the new building and the upstairs floors of the neo-Renaissance-style Pavilion building — and a first-floor cinema that would be smaller than the existing nine-screen theater.

The developer is Hidrock Realty. The firm paid $16 million for the theater building in 2006 and bought 190 Prospect Park West for $3,090,750 in 2012, city Finance Department records indicate.  

At a July 23 meeting of the Community Board 6 Landmarks Committee, numerous Park Slope residents criticized the Pavilion’s proposed makeover. The committee voted its conditional approval of the design with several caveats.


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