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12 West 27th Street, Madison Square North Historic District, application for minor work on storefront to correct LPC violation.

WHEREAS, 12 West 27 Street, located in the Madison Square North Historic District (created June 26, 2001) is a 17-story classical New York City loft building; and

WHEREAS, The owner replaced the existing storefront at the time of designation with a new one, without getting the approval of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission ("LPC"); and

WHEREAS, the owner claims that there was an "emergency situation" that required removing the signage and the storefront; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five believes that plywood or some other temporary material could have been placed over the storefront until the owner obtained proper approvals for a new storefront from LPC; and

WHEREAS, The storefront installed by the owner is amodern, bland, generic design neither in keeping with the character of the building nor the Historic District; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for approval of the new storefront at 12 West 27th Street.

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

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