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5 West 16th Street (5th Ave. and Ave. of the Americas) Application to install a barrier-free access ramp and to alter the storefront

WHEREAS, 5 West 16th Street is a Greek Revival style townhouse, built circa 1846, and is an individual NYC Landmark; and

WHEREAS, The building was altered in 1894 and 1912 to accommodate commercial uses at the lower floors and a penthouse addition was constructed in 1918; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant is requesting approval to construct a barrier-free access ramp to the lower level and to alter the storefront in accordance with plans and drawings presented to Community Board Five on August 30, 2011; and

WHEREAS, This work will address two minor LPC violations reported to CB 5 by the owner's architect, although there is no reference to Open Violations in the NYC DOB online site; and

WHEREAS, The work will also significantly improve the appearance of the building; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for 5 West 16th Street to install a barrier-free access ramp and to alter the storefront.

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

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