93-721 Design and Maintenance Requirements for Public Access Areas at 450 West 33RD Street
Public access areas at 450 West 33rd Street provided pursuant to the requirements of Section 93-72 shall comply with the applicable design reference standards set forth in paragraph (a), and the maintenance provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section.
(a) Design reference standards
The public access areas required by paragraphs (c) and (d) of Section 93-72 shall comply with the following applicable design standards:
(1) at least two litter receptacles in such public access areas shall be provided;
(2) the public access areas at 450 West 33rd Street shall provide the following public signage system:
(i) One entry plaque shall be provided in each of the following locations:
(a) the Dyer Avenue access point to the West 31st Street Passageway;
(b) the Tenth Avenue Podium access point to the West 31st Street Passageway; and
(c) the street level entrance to the Tenth Avenue Podium.
(ii) Each entry plaque is subject to the signage standards as set forth in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) of Section 37-751 (Public space signage systems).
(iii) Each entry plaque shall be mounted on a wall, a permanent free-standing post, or on a post located within a planter, with its center five feet above the elevation of the nearest walkable pavement. The maximum height of such free-standing post shall be six feet, with a maximum width and depth of 16 inches. Each entry plaque shall be in a position that clearly identifies the entry into the portion of the public access areas at 450 West 33rd Street that such plaque is provided in connection with, and placed so that the entire entry plaque is obvious and directly visible, without any obstruction, along every line of sight from all paths of pedestrian access to that portion of the public access areas at 450 West 33rd Street.
(iv) A minimum of two information plaques, constructed from the same permanent materials as the entry plaque, or combined with one or more of the required entry plaques, shall be provided within the public access areas. Information plaques shall be mounted on a wall, a permanent free-standing post, or on a post located within a planter, with its center five feet above the elevation of the nearest walkable pavement. The maximum height of such free-standing post shall be six feet, with a maximum width and depth of 16 inches.
(v) The information plaque is subject to the signage standards as set forth in paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(6) of Section 37-751, except that paragraph (b)(3) shall be modified to read, "in lettering three-eighths of an inch in height, the words: 'This public access area contains:'" followed by the total linear feet of seating, the type and quantity of trees and the number of additional required amenities, such as moveable seating, that are provided in the portion of the public access area in which the entry plaque or information plaque is provided.
(3) the minimum level of illumination shall be 1.5 horizontal foot candles (lumens per foot);
(4) no gates, fences or other barriers shall be permitted within such public access areas; and
(5) for the purposes of applying the sign regulations to building walls facing public access areas, such public access areas shall be considered streets.
The owner(s) shall be responsible for the maintenance of all public access areas, including, but not limited to, litter control, management of pigeons and rodents, maintenance of required lighting levels, and the care and replacement of furnishings and vegetation.