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1170 Broadway and 12 West 28th Street Application to Construct a Rooftop Addition and Renovate portions of the facade and Inner Courtyard

WHEREAS, 1170 Broadway and 12 West 28th Street are adjacent buildings under the same ownership, known as the Johnson Building, in the Madison Square North Historic District, built in 1902 and 1903; and

WHEREAS, The owner is applying for approval to construct a rooftop addition and renovate portions of the facade and inner courtyard; and

WHEREAS, The rooftop addition is primarily for enclosed mechanical and cooling equipment with a small "Event Space" and terrace for not more than 75 person occupancy, minimally visible from the street; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will reconstruct and restore the large, metal turret ornament at the corner of the rooftop; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will renovate the storefronts in a style similar to the original storefronts including awnings above the storefronts (as well as at the third floor of the building) which will be converted for use as a hotel; and

WHEREAS, The storefronts will use a combination of stone, glass, frosted glass transoms and metal panels reminiscent of the original building features as shown in historic photographs; and

WHEREAS, The inner courtyard will be improved with a glass skylight roof and painted in a historically faithful way; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to construct a rooftop addition, renovation of the storefronts and other facade elements and renovation of the inner courtyard, as presented by the applicant at 1170 Broadway and 12 West 28th Street. 

The above resolution passed by a vote of 39 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining. 

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