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43 West 22nd Street, Certificate of Appropriateness application to install new storefront

WHEREAS, 43 West 22nd Street, located between 5th and 6th Avenues in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, is a thirteen-story Art Deco industrial building designed by Cory and Cory (architects of the landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building) and constructed in 1925; and

WHEREAS, The property’s full address is 37-49 West 22nd Street and the street level façade consisted of six loading dock bays; and

WHEREAS, Four of the loading dock bays have been converted to storefronts in a unified and historically compatible design that was previously approved by Community Board Five and the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and

WHEREAS, The proposed storefront construction is identical to the previously approved design, namely painted aluminum window frames with steel inserts, aluminum fascia panels, glass doors; and plate glass windows; and

WHEREAS, The proposed design will repeat characteristics of the adjacent, previously approved storefronts, specifically the geometry, fenestration, paint color, hardware, signage size and lettering; and

WHEREAS, There will be no security gates or exterior lighting; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will make maximum accommodations for handicap accessibility and explore the option of including handicap-accessible doors with push-button access; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the certificate of appropriateness to install a new storefront.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 27 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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