26-30 West 18th Street, application to legalize flagpole
WHEREAS, Flatiron 18, is a 20 story residential condominium building, designed by Richard Cook, newly constructed in 2007, located at 26-30 West 18th Street in the Ladies Mile Historic District; and
WHEREAS, In the event that work is proposed which would alter any building located within any landmarked historic district, the Landmarks Law, NY Administrative Code 25-305 and 25-310, requires that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approves all work and that a permit is issued in advance of the performance of the proposed work; and
WHEREAS, On March 10, 2008, the Landmarks Preservation Commission issued a warning letter to the owners of the building at 26-30 West 18th Street, advising that this property is in violation of the Landmarks Law, with respect to the installation of two (2) flagpoles and one (1) banner without permits; and
WHEREAS, Within 20 days of the warning letter the owners replied and had submitted an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking to have the illegally installed flagpoles and banner legalized; and
WHEREAS, The illegally installed flagpoles and banner are an advertisement for rental apartment available in Flatiron 18; and
WHEREAS, The illegally installed banner measures 4-0” Wide X 11’-6” High; and
WHEREAS, Residents of the area appeared before the Landmarks Committee of community Board Five to object to the flagpoles and banner; and
WHEREAS, Community Board has suggested that the applicant should remove the flagpoles and banner, and that they should apply to the Landmarks Preservation for permission before these are reinstalled; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the illegally installed flagpoles and banner at 26-30 West 18th Street in the Ladies Mile Historic District.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 27 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.