38-42 West 18th Street, application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.
WHEREAS, 38-42 West 18th Street/41-45 West 17th Street are located in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The application for 2 rooftop additions, 1 ½ stories at 42 West 18th Street and 2 ½ stories at 40 West 18th Street, and for a new 15-story structure on the vacant lot between 17th and 18th Street, adjacent to 40 and 42 West 18th Street was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in May of 2001; and
WHEREAS, The application for Certificate of Appropriateness, filed in 2001, expired on May 22, 2007 and must be renewed; and
WHEREAS, The application is essentially the same as originally approved except that the rooftop additions, due to stricter Landmarks Preservation Commission rulings, will be reduced by 5,000 square feet; and
WHEREAS, The FAR will be reduced from 9.78 to 8.43 by creating a courtyard on the 2nd and 3rd floors and by reducing the rooftop additions, which are not visible from the public way; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for 38-42 West 18th Street.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 36 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstentions.