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7 West 21st Street- Application to construct a new building on a parking lot.

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 37 in favor; 2 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 7-13 West 21st Street ("Site") is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant, 7 West 21 LLC, has applied for permission to construct a 275,760 sq. ft. residential building ("Building") as-of-right on the Site which has an allowable 287,955 sq. ft. FAR; and

WHEREAS, The Building will replace a 256 space ground level parking lot, which is currently on the Site; and

WHEREAS, The Building will occupy the entire mid-block Site between West 21st Street and West 22nd Street; and

WHEREAS, The Building will have a height of 185'-0" to roof, a width of 106'-0" on 21st Street and a width of 137'-0" on 22nd Street; and 

WHEREAS, Morris Adjmi is the architect of the Building and the Building is appropriate for its surroundings and the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant plans to apply for a special permit by early 2014 to build a garage below the Building with a maximum of 200 spaces which will replace an existing special permit for a garage with 363 spaces (reapproved by CB5 in January 2012); therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to construct a residential building at 7-13 West 21st Street in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.

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