7 East 19th Street (Ladies Mile Historic District), application for a Landmarks Preservation Commission report and a Certificate of Appropriateness for façade restoration in connection with a residential conversion of the second floor...
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, December 11, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of: 32 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained.
WHEREAS, 7 East 19th Street is a five-story neo-Greek cast-iron fronted store building designed by Thomas R. Jackson and constructed in 1885-1886; and
WHEREAS, In connection with a residential conversion of the 2nd Floor pursuant to Z.R. Section 15-20(b), the applicant has applied to the LPC for a report which evidences establishment of a continuing maintenance program for the preservation of the building and a Certificate of Appropriateness for related façade restoration; and
WHEREAS, The façade restoration consists of the following work:
WHEREAS, The ground floor cornice and brackets will be metal, and the roof element and upper floor cornices and brackets will be painted fiberglass; and
WHEREAS, Small recessed LED lights will be installed above each entrance, but no decorative lighting or signage is proposed as part of this application; and
WHEREAS, The existing fire escapes, which are not an original building element but which were shown in the early tax photograph, will remain; and
WHEREAS, In consultation with LPC, the applicant has attempted to match the original conditions of the building as closely as possible using an early tax photograph and the LPC report, the only evidence of the original conditions found after extensive research; and
WHEREAS, A paint analysis was performed in order to match the original paint colors; and
WHEREAS, The applicant is separately seeking staff-level approval for a non-visible rooftop addition and window restoration and replication; and
WHEREAS, This application will come before Community Board Five's Land Use, Housing and Zoning Committee in connection with the City Planning Commission authorization for the residential conversion required under Z.R. 15-20(b); and
WHEREAS, Although Community Board Five would prefer to see the restoration performed using more historically-appropriate materials, Community Board Five finds that the proposed work is historically appropriate and will provide a significant improvement in the overall condition of the building; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a Landmarks Preservation Commission report and a Certificate of Appropriateness for façade restorationin connection with a residential conversion of the second floor pursuant to Z.R. Section 15-20(b) at 7 East 19th Street.