14-16 Fifth Avenue Plan Returns to LPC Tuesday; WRITE TODAY!
The plan to demolish the landmarked, historically significant former townhouses at 14-16 Fifth Avenue and replace them with a tall new tower returns for a public meeting at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) next Tuesday, April 13 (check here for approximate time, which will be available Friday). The plan has been slightly revised to lower the height of the proposed building by 18 feet to 224 feet. Village Preservation continues to oppose the plan based upon the overwhelming historic significance of the building, as documented by our research submitted to the LPC and numerous scholars, academics, and writers, and because the proposed new building is simply too tall.
The public will not be allowed to speak at Tuesday’s hearing but can submit written testimony objecting to the revised plan. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO DO SO by the noon Monday deadline at the latest.