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1155 Broadway, Application for New Storefronts and Appurtenances.

WHEREAS, 1155 Broadway (at the South West corner of 27th Street), is located in the Madison Square North Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The building was constructed in 1996 as offices and later converted to a hotel; and

WHEREAS, Signage, storefronts, canopy and awnings and appurtenances predate LPC designation; and 

WHEREAS, The canopy and awnings were replaced without LPC review in 2012 after superstorm Sandy and therefore are in violation; and

WHEREAS, The applicant agreed to return to LPC when tenant leases expire to accommodate a comprehensive upgrade of the storefronts and hotel entry; and

WHEREAS, Design decisions under this application are inspired by upgraded historic properties in the neighborhood such as 1140 Broadway, Nomad, and Ace Hotel, which were all reviewed and approved by Community Board Five; and

WHEREAS, Elements of the proposal include:

WHEREAS, These elements are harmonious in context of this relatively new building and yet take inspiration from surrounding historic fabric; and

WHEREAS, the applicant agreed to:

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for new masonry cladding, storefronts, entrance canopy, awnings and appurtenances at 1155 Broadway.

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