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668 6th Avenue, Application for renovation of a storefront to include painting of the original front facade of the first floor, installation of new clear, operable windows at the existing window openings, etc.

WHEREAS, 668 Avenue of the Americas is an altered row house, built in 1851-51, located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, and

WHEREAS, The applicant, Tyler Lohman, owner of 668 6th Avenue Tacos LLC, is applying for a certificate of appropriateness for alterations to the first floor storefront with changes in window structure and size, signage, lighting and storefront color; and

WHEREAS, the alterations consist of

WHEREAS, some concern was expressed about the proposed white color of the storefront as it is in sharp contrast with the rest of the building as well as the neighboring storefronts that are dark brown or black; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five finds that the plan, for a three vertical-pane window with opening mechanism to replace an existing single large-pane display window that is typical of the small retail establishments in the Ladies Mile Historic District, is inconsistent with the character of the Historic District; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application to make the requested storefront modifications unless the applicant agrees to employ a single large-pane window in the storefront, rather than the three vertical panes as proposed.

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