The Biltmore 47 Associates’ application to build a 62-story tower at 47 St. and Eighth Avenue will be reviewed by Manhattan Community Board 5’s Land Use Committee on May 6. The review of the application, which is part of the rehabilitation of the Biltmore Theatre, will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology, located at 227 W. 27 St. (north side), Building A, 8th floor, Room A803.
The review is part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that begins once applications are certified by the New York City Department of City Planning.
An e-mail from Hell’s Kitchen Online states that “The application calls for the disposition of city-owned property (the air rights above the fire house on the south-east corner of 48 and Eighth) and a Special Permit for obtaining a Theater Rehabilitation Bonus for a 44 percent increase in size.”
On May 10, the HKOL e-mail states, “the full Community Board 5 will vote on the matter (same building and floor).”
—By Murdoch McBride