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7 West 22nd Street (btw. 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas) - application for changes to lobby entrance to comply with ADA regulations

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 41 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 7 West 22nd Street (btw. 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)  is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District and is a ten story commercial building, constructed in 1901, whose owners have applied to LPC to renovate the circa 1980's entries and to install a new entrance ramp for ADA compliance; and

WHEREAS, The building is known as the Spinning Wheel Building and the proposed scope of work will include:

1.      New lobby mahogany and glass doors at the main entrance and at the retail store entry to match the adjacent finish

2.      Painting of existing exterior metal work

3.      New granite ADA compliant ramp addition 3 ft. wide, 6 ft. long, leading to a 3 ft. wide platform, with iron handrails, in front of the lobby entry

4.      Standpipe relocation from existing position to new placement above the ramp

5.      Exterior louver to be installed above service entrance within the existing opening; and

WHEREAS, The design of the renovations is deemed generally acceptable, CB5 recommends that the owners improve the proposed changes by:

1.      Using arched wood frames for the lobby entrance doors at 7 West 22nd Street to match the retail entry doors at 5 West 22nd Street

2.      Having uniform interior painted glass window signage; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends that LPC Approves a C of A for 7 West 22nd Street (btw. 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas) in accordance with the Plans and Specifications presented to CB5.

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