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Application for the Reconstruction of Five Central Park Lake Boat Landings by the Central Park Conservancy

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, September 11, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of: 28 in favor, 9 opposed, 1 abstained, 2 present not entitled to vote.

WHEREAS, Central Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858, is a scenic landmark designated as such in 1974; and

WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy had taken a leading role in revitalization and maintenance of the park since 1980; and

WHEREAS, The Conservancy has undertaken a 7-year phased plan to revitalize the lake, surrounding landscape, and structures; and

WHEREAS, Each prior phase has been reviewed and approved by Community Board Five; and

WHEREAS, The final phase of the project is to reconstruct five of the original six boat landings along the shoreline of the Lake. The small, pavilion-like structures served to enhance the scenic enjoyment and recreational experience of one of the Park's most important landscapes; and

WHEREAS, Project will construct more faithful recreations of the original boat landings (based on historic photographs) on the existing sites of the four landings constructed in the 1970s, and to rebuild the landing that historically existed on the Ramble shoreline between Oak Bridge and the Cave inlet. The landings proposed, and their architectural styles, are as follows:

1. Wagner Cove Landing - Rustic

2. Western Shore Landing - Victorian

3. Hernshead Landing (on West Shore near Hernshead) - Victorian

4. Bank Rock Landing (near Oak Bridge) - Rustic

5. Bow Bridge landing - Victorian (no roof); therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the Central Park Conservancy's application to reconstruction five boat landings on the lake in Central Park.

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