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79 Fifth Avenue, application to replace the façade to match adjacent façade.

WHEREAS, 75 Fifth Avenue (between 16th and 17th Streets), located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, is a Beaux-Arts loft building dating from around 1906; and

WHEREAS, A new commercial tenant proposed to replace a historically inappropriate storefront entry way with a design previously approved by the LPC and implemented on the adjacent (Citibank) entry; and

WHEREAS, LPC has already approved the design and the applicant retroactively presented to CB5 at the request of the "Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile Historic District"; and 

WHEREAS, The applicant reduced the size of the non-illuminated blade sign in response to LPC comments; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Community Board Five  recommends approval of this application for a new storefront entry way at 79 Fifth Avenue, with the understanding that the applicant will seek necessary community reviews in the future.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 0 abstention.

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