210 Fifth Avenue (Madison Square North Historic District) Between West 25th And West 26 Streets - Application For A Certificate Of Appropriateness For An Alteration To The Penthouse Apartment.
WHEREAS, 210 Fifth Avenue (aka 1132 Broadway) is an 11 story commercial building, constructed in 1903, now converted to retail/residential use, located in the Madison Square North Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The owner of the penthouse apartment on the 11th floor of the building is seeking to renovate and expand the premises by 152 sq. ft.; and
WHEREAS, The exterior walls are in poor condition in various places and demolition and new construction will remedy this problem; and
WHEREAS, The proposed placement of new windows and use of new materials will improve the appearance of the building; and
WHEREAS, The increase in size of the penthouse from 748 to 900 sq. ft. is within the allowable FAR for this building; and
WHEREAS, The new construction will not be visible from the Public Way, except for views of the southerly elevation at some distance from the building; and
WHEREAS, The proposed profile of the new penthouse, as seen in mockups, and new window placement is deemed to be more visually attractive and harmonious with rest of the Historic District than the existing condition; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a certificate of appropriateness for an alteration of a penthouse apartment at 210 Fifth Avenue.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.