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Project Information

Northeast Case #  NE 2015-025

Address: 819-829 E. 185th St
Company: LDA Architects, Inc.

Proposed exterior renovation of the historic LaSalle Theater.


Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: October 26, 2015
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Date: November 3, 2015
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved

Voting Members Present

  • S. Nieswander (2nd)
  • T. Vieder (1st)
  • A. Luckasy
  • E. Turner (CH)
  • C. Poh
  • N. Reich
  • P. Brown


Committee Concerns

  • Is this a historic taxcredit project?
  • Who owns the LLC? NES
  • LaSalle AMC, LLC will be a new entitiy with the ability to manage the complex?
  • To what extent are the original storefronts and windows being maintained?
  • Is the restoration of the marquee being presented today as well?  Will the signage plan for individual tenents return for review at a later date.
  • How will the ticket booth be restored?  What materials will be used?
  • Do you have any photos of the interior, lobby, or entry of the theater?
  • Want to create some does and don'ts for tenant signs.
  • How was the color scheme selected? Is the pallette similar to the original color scheme?
  • Where will the tenent/apartment parking be located?
  • Will the theater be ADA compliant?


Councilman Polensek and NES is in support of the renovation.


Motion to approve as presented, voted by all members present.