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16 West 23rd Street (Ladies’ Mile Historic District).  Application to install new storefront infill.

WHEREAS, The remaining storefront at 16 West 23rd Street located in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District is in very poor condition and the applicant plans to restore what is left of the original and replicate what is missing; and

WHEREAS, The existing three transoms above and behind the façade are original and will be restored; and

WHEREAS, The recessed 18-inch entrance will be restored and the doorway will be of wood surround; and

WHEREAS, The security gate will be inside the storefront, and the entrance will be accessible; and

WHEREAS, In the applicant’s proposal, the existing slanted storefront would be eliminated and returned to its historic lot line configuration; and

WHEREAS, The façade of the storefront will be sandstone stucco, grayish in color, and the “butted glass” for use in the store windows is not considered historic, and the applicant has agreed to consider not using it; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the new storefront infill at 16 West 23rd Street.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 26 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention. 

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