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29 East 20th St., application to remove LPC violations and restore the ground front storefront

WHEREAS, The owner of 29 East 20th Street, located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, has applied to LPC  to cure a series of violations affecting the façade and the ground floor storefront; and

WHEREAS, The applicant proposed to remove the four outstanding violations including: an illegal blade sign, an unapproved storefront  modification including two large globes, an illegal flag pole and banner, as well as non-conforming windows on the second, third and fourth floors and to restore the building to a condition approximating its state prior to aforementioned violations; and

WHEREAS, The proposed removal of the unauthorized building additions and modifications would be much more harmonious with the existing historic fabric of the building; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is preparing the space for a new tenant and he agreed to present any future changes to the façade and storefront to Community Board Five and LPC; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for permission to remove the above cited violations and restore the ground front storefront of 29 East 20th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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