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46 West 22nd Street (Ladies' Mile Historic District) Application to add rear extension, change elevation, add wood deck on the roof and replace fire escape

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, March 14, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 46 West 22nd Street, between 5th Ave. and Ave. of the Americas, is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District and is a five story mixed use retail and residential building whose owner has applied to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for approval of building renovations, primarily a nine foot rear yard addition to floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 to extend the building and provide additional residential living space; and

WHEREAS, The owner also will remove the existing fire escape at the rear of the building and relocate the fire escape at what will be the new rear facade of the building; and

WHEREAS, The owner will add a small wooden deck, with a 42 inch high railing for safety purposes, on the rear rooftop of the new addition and the owner will replace all the rear windows of the building with new windows; and

WHEREAS, None of these renovations and additions will be visible from the street and all the changes are considered improvements to the property; therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to LPC to add a rear extension, change the elevation, add a wood deck on the roof and replace the fire escape and rear windows at 46 West 22nd Street in the Ladies' Mile Historic District

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