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159 West 48th Street, application to allow an existing accessory parking garage to convert to a public parking garage

WHEREAS, The parking garage is located on the north side of West 48th street between Seventh Avenue and Avenue of the Americas in the northeast part of the Theater District; and

WHEREAS, The garage will increase capacity by seven spaces (from 213 to 220) with several existing spaces on the roof of the garage; and

WHEREAS, The garage provides parking for the Theater District and offices in a heavily trafficked neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will create 23 new bicycle parking spaces for the garage; and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to the existing Certificate of Occupancy, the garage is permitted to be used primarily for the owners, occupants, customers and residents or visitors of 1185 Avenue of the Americas as the principal use and secondarily used for transient parking; and

WHEREAS, The zoning change will legalize the existing use of primarily transient parking; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five urges the Department of City Planning to approve the request by a public parking garage located at 159 West 48th Street to convert an existing accessory parking garage to become a public parking garage.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstaining.

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