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915 Broadway, application for a window master plan.

At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, July 09, 2020, the following resolution passed with a vote of 42 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 915 Broadway is a 20 story office/loft building at at the Southwest corner of Broadway and East 21st  Street with 72 feet of frontage on Broadway and 128 feet of frontage on East 21st Street and is located in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The building clad with limestone and brick, was constructed between 1925 and 1926 to a design by Joseph Martine; and

WHEREAS, At the time of designation (1989), the building contained above the third floor non-original one-over-one double-hung metal sashed windows with a few three-over-three original wood-framed double-hung windows; and

WHEREAS, The owners propose to replace all windows with energy efficient one-over-one aluminum-framed double-hung windows framed to match existing window dimensions; and  

WHEREAS, The owners have submitted a Master Plan for replacing all windows above the third floor in the building without a defined schedule for completion of the project, with plans that window replacement will be done on a tenant-by-tenant basis upon the vacancy of occupied space; and

WHEREAS, The building contains a small number of wood-framed three-over-three double-hung original fabric windows; and

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by 915 Broadway for approval of a Master Plan for window replacement and, furthermore, recommends that existing original windows in usable or repairable condition be preserved and reused in-situ or at an alternate location on the building. 

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