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2 Large Developments Planned for Jane Street

 Neighbors are upset about two tall, skinny glass and concrete towers planned for Jane Street.
Neighbors are upset about two tall, skinny glass and concrete towers planned for Jane Street.
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WEST VILLAGE — Two massive developments are coming to the low-slung blocks of Jane Street.

85 Jane St., a parking garage between Washington and Greenwich streets, a block from the Hudson River, was purchased by 85 Jane Realty LLC in for $20 million in 2012.

The paperwork for that LLC was filed by Triad Professional Services, LLC., a Georgia-based company that specializes in corporate filings and the management of LLCs.

The owner is reportedly billionaire philanthropist Jon Stryker, according to Curbed and YIMBY. Stryker is on the board of the High Line and has an endangered monkey named after him.

11 Jane St., also a parking garage but between West 4th Street and Greenwich Avenue, was purchased by JCM Jane Street Associates LLC for $26 million in 2014. That LLC traces back to the firm Edward J Minskoff Equities, Inc.

Because the neighborhood has historic landmarks protections, both developments will require the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The plans for 11 Jane depict a 118-foot-tall apartment building made from concrete, steel and metal.

Plans for 85 Jane feature two 90-foot-tall buildings, one made of illuminated glass and the other of concrete, connected by skyways. The glass building would hold a single residential home and the concrete one would hold the elevator, stairs and mechanicals.

The plans can be viewed on the Community Board 2 website.

The Jane Street Block Association, a group of local residents, and CB2 are opposing the developments, which they say are out of scale for the street.

Both projects were scheduled to go before the LPC on June 21, though 85 Jane was postponed at the last minute. A new date has not yet been set.