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1164 Broadway, Application by 1170 Broadway Associates for a special permit to construct an eight story addition, plus a penthouse, to an existing four-story structure.

WHEREAS, 1164 Broadway is in the Madison Square Park North Historic District and is subject to LPC discretionary review to ensure any development contributes to the character of the historic district;

WHEREAS, The applicant, 1170 Broadway Associates, LLC , is applying for a special permit pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York (the "Zoning Resolution" or "ZR") to modify the height and setback regulations of ZR §43-43, to facilitate the construction of an eight-story addition (plus penthouse) to the existing four-story structure at 1164 Broadway (the "Proposed Enlargement"); and

WHEREAS, The zoning lot lies within Manhattan Community District 5 and an M1-6 zoning district. The zoning lot is also within the Madison Square North Historic District (the "Historic District").

WHEREAS, CB5 recommended that LPC approve the design of this 12-story plus rooftop hotel building as contributing to the Madison Square Park North Historic District and LPC believes this development would result in a contributing building; and

WHEREAS, The only means by which the LPC-approved design can be built is through the requested relief from the base heights and setback requirements of ZR Section 43-43 and the side yard requirement of ZR Section 43-25; and

WHEREAS, The requested relief from zoning can be granted through a Special Permit pursuant to ZR Section 74-711

WHEREAS, The proposed building would have a 150 foot tall straight front wall, matching the streetscape of the block; and

WHEREAS, The proposed building would be connected to the adjacent building 1170 Broadway, the Nomad Hotel; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is not seeking any use change for the proposed building; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of a Special Permit to facilitate development of a 12-story plus rooftop building at 1164 Broadway.

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