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1 East 29th Street (between fifth and madison Avenues), Church of the Transfiguration, application for reconstruction of the churchyard.

WHEREAS, 1 East 29th Street, Church of the Transfiguration a/k/a "The Little Church Around the Corner" is an individual NYC Landmark; and

WHEREAS, As a result of the construction of a large residential tower building directly to the south of the church, the churchyard has lost considerable sunlight and is in need of redesign and replanting; and 

WHEREAS, In order to restore the churchyard and maintain the garden, the church is requesting changes in the design and appearance of the churchyard, including:

WHEREAS, The modifications will help the church maintain the churchyard (which is open to the public like a park) at a relatively low cost and will assist the church in fulfilling its mission in other ways, and

WHEREAS, Most of these changes, with the exception of the paved area, are considered relatively minor and none will change the essential character of the Landmark, therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for reconstruction of the churchyard at 1 East 29th Street, Church of the Transfiguration.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 30 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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