The effort to save the Norton Avenue Bungalow Court ended this week with the demolition of all the structures at 412-420 and 424-430 N. Norton Avenue.
The developer, Wiseman Residential, is planning to build a 52-unit building to replace the historic bungalow court. Wiseman is currently working on several other projects in the neighborhood, according to people familiar with the developer, who had been trying to save the Norton bungalows.
Below are photos of a recent project by Wiseman Residential in the Mid City West area, for which a pair of small French Normandy buildings were demolished and replaced with new apartments…which may give some indication of what is likely to replace the bungalow court.
Preservationists say a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) would likely have protected the Norton Bungalows or at least required the replacement project to be designed to appear more similar to the historic architecture in the neighborhood. Residents in the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association are working on securing an HPOZ for the neighborhood.