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1700 Broadway at 53rd Street application for Certification from the City Planning Commission pursuant to ZR § 37-625 for permission to change the design of an existing public plaza and under ZR § 37-73 to permit an open air café

WHEREAS, 1700 Broadway (the "Plaza") includes a public plaza located on the block bounded by West 53rd Street, Broadway, West 54th Street and Seventh Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The Plaza was constructed in 1970 and is not compliant with the current zoning laws; and

WHEREAS, The Plaza will be upgraded with new public amenities that include: moveable furniture, including 17 tables and 51 chairs; fixed seating, including 77 feet of fixed benches, 44 feet of fixed seating pods; and additional planters and 17 trees; and

WHEREAS, The proposal re-establishes an outdoor café which enlivens the plaza; and

WHEREAS, The modification includes significant improvements to the outdoor space; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for certification of the design modification to 1700 Broadway pursuant to ZR §37-625 to upgrade the design of an existing public plaza and permission to modify the special permit pursuant to ZR §37-73 to permit an open air café.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstaining.


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