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40 West 22nd Street, between 5th & 6th Ave, Ladies’ Mile Historic District, application to replace an existing non-historic (1960's) co-op entrance.

WHEREAS, 40 West 22nd Street, located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, is a 1909 Neo-Renaissance twelve-story store and loft building characteristic of the later development phase of the District; and

WHEREAS, The upper floors of the building are now a residential loft co-op, which owns the retail portion of the building; and

WHEREAS, The co-op has applied to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to renovate the residential entrance as follows:

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to increase the height of the store entrance doorway to match the height of the upper floor entrance when a lease with a new tenant is signed; and

WHEREAS, Although the asymmetrical widths of the two entry doors are not ideal from an esthetic or historically appropriate point of view, they are considered appropriate from an ADA compliance standpoint; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by 40 West 22nd Street to replace an existing non-historic (1960's) co-op entrance as detailed in the four items set forth above.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 25 in favor; 7 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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