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52 West 22nd Street (Ladies’ Mile Historic District), application to restore façade, replace flooring, enlarge the existing 5th floor and add a penthouse unit

WHEREAS, 52 West 22nd  Street in the Ladies' Mile Historic District is an Italianate-style rowhouse built in 1851 and altered in the late 19th century; and

WHEREAS, The five-story building was used as a warehouse for Wolf Paper and Twine and is being converted to condominiums; and

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to enlarge the existing fifth floor, build a rooftop and rear yard additions and install a new storefront infill; and

WHEREAS, The façade work will include the removal of one step, the refurbishment of the existing stair stoop, and the recast and replacement of the railing; and

WHEREAS, On the ground floor, the existing bay will be restored, two glass and wood doors will be created, a wood and glass front door will be installed and a first floor show window will be refurbished; and

WHEREAS, The façade will be stripped of its red paint and the cornice fixed; and

WHEREAS, The existing wood windows will be replaced with new wood windows; and

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to build out the existing fifth floor up to twelve feet from the front face of the building, thereby enlarging the fourth and fifth floors and construct a rear yard addition; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has made the representation that none of the additions will be visible from any thoroughfares; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to construct rooftop and rear yard additions and install storefront infill at 52 West 22nd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.

The above resolution passed with a vote of  35 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention. 

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