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284 Fifth Avenue and 30th Street -The Wilbraham (Individual Landmark)

WHEREAS, The application is for a certificate of appropriateness for alterations on the Wilbraham Building, an individual landmark located at 284 Fifth Avenue at 30th Street; and

WHEREAS, This building was built between 1888 and 1890, in the Romanesque Style as a Bachelor Apartment Hotel and is currently a Coop apartment building with commercial space on the first floor; and

WHEREAS, The work to be done on this building is on the Penthouse level, which is not part of the original building, but was added in approximately 1935; and

WHEREAS, The penthouse is in poor condition, and the applicant proposes to remove the existing asbestos tiles cladding the facade of the penthouse, change the windows and re-clad the facades with acrylic stucco of a brown color to blend with the color of adjacent walls; and

WHEREAS, The proposed work is not visible from the main thoroughfares, with the exception of a very small portion of a fence, made of ipe wood; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five finds the construction proposed to be of the aesthetic character of the historic building and neighborhood, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for Certificate of Appropriateness for 284 Fifth Avenue.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 28 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.    

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