5 WEST 21ST STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AVENUE AND AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS (LADIES' MILE HISTORIC DISTRICT) - APPLICATION FOR STOREFRONT RENOVATION
WHEREAS, 5 West 21st Street, located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, is an Italianate style dwelling built in 1851 and was altered in 1919 with the construction of a two-story storefront extension;
WHEREAS, Greensquare Tavern, replacing a prior tenant, Shaffer City, is seeking approval from The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to replace non-historic storefront infill; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant has prepared two different storefront schemes for LPC consideration, one with fixed doors and the other with folding doors, and CB5 prefers the fixed door scheme since it is deemed more faithful to the historical character of the District, although when the doors in each scheme are in closed position the appearance is essentially the same ; and
WHEREAS, The design, following a five bay rhythm, includes raising the transom above the building entrance, a new awning within the storefront bay, new signage above the storefront, masonry repair, painted copper green and dark forest green aluminum framing around new windows and ADA compliant doors at the easterly side of the storefront; and
WHEREAS, The proposed changes for the street level bar and restaurant, as presented to CB5, will be visible from Fifth Avenue and are deemed an improvement over the existing storefront condition and appear harmonious with other storefronts in the Historic District; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the storefront renovations for 5 West 21st Street in the Ladies' Mile Historic District.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 27 in favor; 6 opposed; 2 abstaining.