23-27 West 17th Street and 18-22 West 18th Street - Ladies' Mile Historic District, Application for a certificate of appropriateness 18-6334 to install storefront infill and signage.
WHEREAS, 23-27 West 17th Street aka 18-22 West 18th Street in The Ladies' Mile Historic District is a neo-Renaissance style store and loft building designed by George H. Anderson and built in 1906; and
WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to restore and alter the 17th street façade and the 18th street façade, as follows:
23-27 W 17th Street:
Clean repaint limestone base, restore wood frame storefront, install new sheet metal cornice to match original, install new painted sheet metal mansard roof and dormers to match existing
18-22 West 18th Street:
Remove the non-historic metal cladding at the ground floor, new wood/glass doors and transom at both ends of ground floor, new store front to match 17th Street storefront, new mesh louvers to replace existing at 2nd and 3rd floors, install new sheet metal cornice to match original, install new painted sheet metal mansard roof and dormers to match existing; and
WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to apply an opaque collage style pseudo-historical fresco to block the view of mechanical equipment located at ground level on 17th Street; and
WHEREAS, Materials and colors used are contextual and appropriate, therefore be it,
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to restore and alter storefronts and facades at 23-27 West 17th Street and 18-22 West 18th Street.