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12 West 21st Street, between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, (Ladies' Mile Historic District) application to install storefront infill

WHEREAS, 12 West 21st Street, is a twelve-story neo-Renaissance style store and loft building located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, designed and built in 1907 by Buchman and Fox, featuring classical ornamental details; and

WHEREAS, The current owner of the building is applying to LPC for approval of a new storefront for a high end Japanese restaurant, to be constructed in aluminum with an aluminum C channel and glass, the prominent vertical mullions and framing are to be painted in dark green and jet black; and

WHEREAS, There will be no exterior lighting and only four minimal signs, consisting of two small discreet plaques on the facade and two decals applied on the glass storefront; and

WHEREAS, There are two previously approved, existing flagpoles on the facade that may be used for restaurant banners, but LPC staff informed the applicant not to reference them in the application since they do not relate to the proposed renovations; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval for the new storefront at 12 West 21st Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 37 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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