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236 5th Avenue, bet. 27th & 28th Streets, (Madison Square North Historic District) Application to legalize facade improvements

WHEREAS, 236 5th Avenue, bet. 27th & 28th Streets, is an 11-story commercial building, constructed in 1907, and is located in the Madison Square North Historic District which was created June 26, 2001; and

WHEREAS, The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has notified the owners of a Violation resulting from facade repair work performed without obtaining LPC Approval for the materials and colors used; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has asked LPC to allow the unapproved facade work to remain in place until the next Local Law 10 inspection and repair time, at an undisclosed future date; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five finds that the facade work performed without LPC approval should be corrected immediately rather than waiting for the next Local Law 10 inspection to take place; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the Application to remove the violation and require the Applicant to restore the facade at 236 5th Avenue immediately with materials and colors of grout, cement and/or mortar to be approved by LPC, consonant with the appearance of the building at the time of Historic District Designation or an earlier period acceptable to LPC.

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


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