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Renovation of The Barn at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

WHEREAS, The Barn, constructed in the early part of the 20th century, is composed primarily of brick with a slate roof, and is used to store equipment for “SummerStage” entertainment held in the park during the summer and off season; and

WHEREAS, Not only is The Barn not large enough for personnel and to store equipment, but during the winter of 1997, a fire damaged the structure significantly, which is now in great need of repair; and

WHEREAS, The proposed renovation would visually restore the structure and also reconfigure the facility including the following:

WHEREAS, There was some concern that the new height of the roof might be visible throughout the park; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposal for the renovation of The Barn providing the roof is not too conspicuous.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 31 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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