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Newsstand application # 13276-2014-ANWS, 903-907 Broadway, NWC of Broadway and East 20th Street.

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing a newsstand on the Northwest corner of Broadway and East 20th Street (903-907 Broadway); and

WHEREAS, This application is compliant with DCA regulations, but is located in front of 903 Broadway, a historic building located in the Ladies Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, 903 Broadway, which is seen as a strong contributor to the historic district, has been extensively restored and renovated, yet would be appreciably obscured by the proposed newsstand; and

WHEREAS, The proposed newsstand would have a negative impact on pedestrian foot traffic and the Board finds significant congestion at this specific location; and

WHEREAS, The applicant failed to appear at the public hearing; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to install a newsstand at the Northwest corner of Broadway and East 20th Street (903-907 Broadway); and be it further

RESOLVED, Recognizing that the cost of applying for a newsstand is very high for the applicant, including the cost of hiring professionals to assist with the application, Community Board Five requests that DCA refund the application fee for applications that are denied.

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