224 5th Avenue, application for permission to demolish existing building in the Madison Square Historic District and replace it with a new part residential and part commercial building.
WHEREAS, 224 Fifth Avenue is a six-story commercial building on a 28ft lot that is located in the Madison Square North Historic District, on fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets and is located between two other six-story buildings; and
WHEREAS, 224 Fifth Avenue was constructed as a residential building in the mid 19th century, then converted to commercial use in the late 19th century when its original facade was replaced by a commercial facade which was later entirely replaced in 1981-82; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Because the design for the proposed building to be constructed on the site has not been approved by Community Board Five, and it is in the interest of the community to retain the existing building instead of having an empty lot, Community Board Five recommends denial for the request to demolish 224 Fifth Avenue.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 23 in favor, 12 opposed, 2 abstentions.