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Petition Against 11 Jane St Proposal

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Dear Chair Srinivasan and Members of the Commission:

Re: 11 Jane Street

Dear Sirs/Mesdames:

We are residents of neighboring buildings to the 11 Jane Street site that is currently occupied by a parking garage, which the owner is proposing to replace with an apartment building that, per the plans it has filed with you, will reach 95 feet to its rooftop, with another 23 feet (to 118 feet height) for the rooftop "mechanicals" structure.

We strongly oppose this project because (1) the height of the proposed building is grossly out of proportion for a mid-block building on Jane Street (indeed, anywhere in the West Village) and (2) the facade and other design elements are likewise out of character with the pervasive red brick and limestone throughout most of the Village.

It seems clear that the simulated "views" provided with the building owner's plan do not give a true picture or sense of how overpowering a building of this size an height will seem from the street, thus, again, detracting from the generally low scale, intimate nature of the mid-block surroundings.

We urge that the Landmarks Commission reject this proposal.

Thank you for your consideration.

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