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BSA #595-44BZ Vol II Application to reopen and amend a prior Board of Standards and Appeals variance to permit Use Group 6 on the 15th Floor of 30 Central Park South, located in an R-10 District

WHEREAS, The Applicant, Cinza 30 CPS, Inc., seeks to reopen and amend a previously granted variance (#595-44BZ) to allow a change of use from Use Group 12 (permitting a restaurant) to Use Group 6 (permitting office use) for the 15th floor of 30 Central Park South; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant was granted a variance in 1955 to change the use of (a) the ground through 14th (partial) floors of the building from residential to professional use and (b) the 14th (partial) and 15th floors to restaurant use; and

WHEREAS, The variance was extended four times, in 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2005; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant intends to use the 15th Floor as office space, which is more compatible with the uses in the building and the surrounding blocks; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five has consistently approved the prior variances and the extensions of term and no complaints have been received concerning the building; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to reopen and amend a previously granted variance to permit a change in use from a Use Group 12 restaurant use to a Use Group 6 office use on the entire 15th floor located at 30 Central Park South.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 31 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.   

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