Last week, NY Yimby reported that permits have been filed to replace the historic St. Denis building with a new 12-story office building. The St. Denis is 165 years old, boasts an impressive history (Alexander Graham Bell, Ulysses S. Grant, W.E.B. Du Bois, and lots of communists) and was recently emptied of hundreds of small business people (myself included). You can read all about it here.
For those who hoped the St. Denis would not be demolished, this doesn’t look good. But a look at the permits reveals an important note: “Development Challenge Process is pending Zoning Approval. For any issues,