1141 Broadway, (NW corner of Broadway and 26th Street), application for interior, rooftop and storefront alterations.
WHEREAS, 1141 Broadway located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 26th Street, is a nine-story loft/office building in the Ladies Mile Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The owner filed a Building Permit in February 2009 for the general renovation of the existing building and conversion of the building use group to hotel; and
WHEREAS, Mark Gribler, the owner, has applied to Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking permission to replace the existing storefront; renovate the penthouse and roof; and
WHEREAS, The architect for the applicant presented plans and designs for the proposed storefront to Community Board Five which propose:
WHEREAS, The installation of the new storefront would include doors and ground floor transom windows as well as faux terra cotta tile columns, which relate to the architecture in the upper floors; and
WHEREAS, The renovation and extension of the penthouse and roof would include replacing the windows and re-cladding the façade with either faux terra cotta tiles or brick and removing the water tower; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five usually prefers that water towers be repaired and not removed due to their significance to the Historic District but given the existing condition of the tower and fact that the applicant discussed the removal with Landmarks staff, the committee conceded to its removal; and
WHEREAS, The Landlord also plans to add a marquee to the entrance of the hotel and agreed to file this under a new application once the design and hotel name were selected and come back before Community Board Five for review and comment; and
WHEREAS, The proposed replacement design is an upgrade of the existing condition of the building's storefront, penthouse and roof in its functional elements and design and is considered historically or esthetically consonant with the building's original architecture and the other buildings in the Historic District, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for replacement of the existing storefront and renovation of the roof and penthouse at 1141 Broadway.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.