130 5th Avenue, Application for replacement of lobby entrance Doors.
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, March 13, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of 38 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, 130 5th Avenue is a commercial building located between West 18th Street and West 19th Street in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, and
WHEREAS, ROC- Fifth Ave Associates LLC has applied for the replacement of a non-historic storefront that has revolving doors and a prominent transom with a modern style glass storefront that has swing doors and no transom; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant has applied for the replacement of existing address signage on a transom with materially larger address signage on storefront glass; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant has applied for a modern style renovation of an existing lobby including the rearrangement of partitions, ceiling, flooring, finishes and the replacement of existing AC unit and ductwork, all of which have been determined not to require Community Board Five approval; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant's proposed replacement of the lobby entrance does not alter any of the Building's external original fabrics or colors; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant's proposed replacement of a non-historic storefront with a modern, herculite, frameless style glass storefront without a transom is not appropriate for the Building or harmonious with the District; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends a denial of the application for the replacement of the lobby entrance at 130 5th Avenue.