18 East 16th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Union Square West)
WHEREAS, 18 East 16th Street is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District and has applied to LPC for approval of replacement of the ground floor storefront; and
WHEREAS, This is a Beaux-Arts style store and loft building designed by Benjamin Levitan and built in 1905-07; and
WHEREAS, The Application is to install storefront infill, signage, lighting, and an awning; and
WHEREAS, The existing metal storefront framing and glazing as well as the roll down gate and all associated housings (at top and at sides), including the boxed out framing at either side of the original opening will be removed; and
WHEREAS, The storefront will be restored to its original dimensions; and
WHEREAS, A new painted wood framed storefront assembly, a new sign and a new retractable awning will be installed and a new banner will be placed on the existing flagpole; and
WHEREAS, The design, materials and finishes are considered appropriate for the building and comparable to neighboring buildings; and
WHEREAS, The renovation will be an improvement over the existing storefront condition; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for the storefront replacement at 18 East 16th Street.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.