By Carol Tannenhauser, May 6

“Community Board 7’s Preservation Committee voted Thursday night to deny West Park Presbyterian Church’s application to remove the church’s 12-year-old landmark designation: eight members voted to deny the application; only one member supported it, while one other abstained.

The committee’s recommendation goes next to the full Community Board on June 7, and later to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which is expected to decide the church’s fate this summer.

The church has sought removal of the landmark designation, which would free it to sell the property to a developer who plans to demolish the building and replace it with a 19-story condominium.”

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