11 WEST 18TH STREET, APT. 3W, APPLICATION TO REPLACE WINDOWS IN LADIES’ MILE HISTORIC DISTRICT.
At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015, the following resolution passed with a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, 11-13 West 18th Street is an early 20th Century Commercial style building, converted to residential, built in 1921, in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The applicant, the condominium owner of apartment 3W, wishes to replace five (5) non-historic, south-facing, aluminum-clad windows on the third story of the front façade of the building, currently configured with two (2) double-hung style windows on either side and three (3) picture-frame windows in the center; and
WHEREAS, The original configuration of the five (5) south-facing windows was three (3) picture-frame windows, surrounded by smaller picture-frame windows with a transom window above; and
WHEREAS, The replacement windows will be aluminum-clad wood windows painted a dark color to match the existing windows and the other windows in the building, and configured as three (3) tilt and turn picture-frame windows surrounded by smaller picture-frame windows with fixed transom window above to match the look of the original configuration; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five urges the building owners and management to consider a 'master plan' for window replacement following this applicant's example, while preserving original wood windows where possible; and
WHEREAS, CB5 reminds the Landmarks Preservation Commission of the active violation against the building for illegal replacement of historic windows to non-historic material, operation, and configuration in other units in this condominium building as noted in a resolution from March 2008; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the request by the applicant to replace five (5) non-historic south-facing windows in Apartment #3W at 11-13 West 18th Street.