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24 East 21st Street, Certificate of Appropriateness to install new storefront infill and lighting

WHEREAS, 24 East 21st St., on the south side of the street between Broadway and Park Avenue South, is a nine-story, 50 foot wide neo-Renaissance store and office building, designed by Frederick C. Zobel,  Architect, built in 1903-1904, and is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The owner converted the upper eight floors into condominiums in 2006 and has now applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install new storefront infill and lighting and to restore and renovate other significant elements at this building including replacement of portions of the non-historic sidewalk and removal of planters in front of the building; and

WHEREAS, The proposal includes:

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to provide historical photographs to Community Board Five before any decorative work is to be done on the wooden spandrels; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed not to install any awnings, canopies or exterior gates at the storefronts; and

WHEREAS, The proposed restoration and renovation is harmonious with the appearance of the building so that there would be a benefit to the entire district; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness for the restoration and improvements to install new storefront infill and lighting, as proposed. 

The above resolution passed by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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