52 West 21st Street, (5th and 6th Avenues) Ladies’ Mile Historic District, application to renovate the building and to secure a Certificate of Occupancy for the commercial and residential uses
WHEREAS, 52 West 21st Street is five-story, commercial loft building located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, built in 1862, altered in 1911 by the addition of a new cast iron façade; and
WHEREAS, The applicant would like to renovate and change the use of the upper floors from commercial to residential, and
WHEREAS, The applicant has conducted probes of the facade at the recommendation of the Landmarks Committee of CB 5, with the consent of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Staff, yet failed to provide sufficient detail regarding elements of the plans, such as:
WHEREAS, certain elements of the existing building facade are not appropriate to the district and are not being addressed at this time, such as;
Therefore be it,
RESOLVED, that the Landmarks Committee recommends denial of the application to renovate the building and to secure a Certificate of Occupancy for the commercial and residential uses at 52 West 21st Street.The above resolution passed by a vote of 25 in favor; 0 opposed; 0 abstention.