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7 West 54th Street, bet. 5th & 6th Ave., Lehman Mansion, application to construct a 3-story extension

WHEREAS, The Building at 7 W. 54 St. (between 5 & 6th Aves.), AKA Lehman Mansion, is a landmarked building undergoing restoration and the current application is an addition to that project; and

WHEREAS, This application is for a three-story addition on top of the existing three-story rear extension and it will not be visible from any public way and it will only be visible from the rear of other adjacent buildings; and

WHEREAS, There was an earlier design proposal that would have filled in more of the rear yard, but after consultation with LPC staff the applicant reduced the bulk of the addition to the three stories currently proposed; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to construct a 3 story rear extension at 7 West 54th Street.

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

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