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28 West 23rd Street, application for rooftop mechanical equipment installation.

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, December 13, 2012, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 28 West 23rd Street, the former Stern's Dry Goods Department Store, now occupied by Home Depot, is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, Over the years the rooftop mechanical systems have become inefficient and require an infrastructural upgrade consisting of the installation of three cooling towers (measuring 36' x 15' x 15') on top of the existing dunnage steel frame; and

WHEREAS, The visibility of these towers, as shown in photographs of mock ups presented to Community Board Five, is deemed minimal from the public way and, then, only from the east of the building; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for rooftop mechanical equipment to be installed at 28 West 23rd Street.

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