31 East 20th Street, application to legalize windows
WHEREAS, 31 East 20th Street is a building located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The owner is applying to LPC for approval of windows installed without obtaining LPC approval resulting in a NYC DOB violation; and
WHEREAS, The owner has indicated that he owns the adjacent building at 29 East 20th Street which also has DOB violations from failure to obtain LPC approval for various building violations; and
WHEREAS, In February 2006 CB5 voted to have LPC deny the owners' request to "legalize" the violations at 29 East 20th Street and in March 2012 CB5 voted to approve the owner removing those violations and restoring that building to the condition that the building was in prior to the renovations made without LPC approval, which resulted in the violations; and
WHEREAS, At his appearance at CB5 regarding 29 East 20th Street the owner made no mention of 31 East 20th Street and he did not appear at CB5 to discuss this building and his application to LPC; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to LPC to "legalize" the windows at 31 East 20th Street.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 37 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.