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138 5th Avenue, application for legalization of a light fixture violation “install light fixture above sign at sign band”

WHEREAS, 138 Fifth Avenue is a commercial building located in the Ladies Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The retail tenant, garment company Lou and Grey, requested that a light fixture be installed to the façade to illuminate their sign; and

WHEREAS, The Landmarks Preservation Commission has issued a warning letter to the building owner stating the fixture is in noncompliance with CNE 19-2474 (LPC 19-1028); and

WHEREAS, The light fixture was installed without the proper permits; and

WHEREAS, The light fixture is of a design that is inharmonious with the exterior lighting fixtures in the Historic District as well as being historically inappropriate; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends disapproval of the application to legalize the exterior light fixture on the premises.

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