Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Reminders: East Village/Lower East Side Historic District vote is today


The Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote this afternoon on designating portions of the neighborhood as historic districts (the areas outlined in red above).

By most accounts, this is expected to pass. Of course, not everyone is thrilled with the plan, such as church leaders who believe even simple projects like fixing a roof will become more expensive and bureaucratically time-consuming, as the Times noted in January.

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has been helping lead this push. You can read all that they have to say about it here.

You can read our previous coverage of this here.

For other news coverage:
NY1
Gothamist
amNY

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The churches are overplaying their hand, but GVSHP needs to anitiate an assistance program for such institutions that makes compliance easier and takes away their need to complain.

Shawn Chittle said...

Yes! Yes! Pass! Pass! Keep the "village" in "East Village" please!

Anonymous said...

This only protects the facades and will do nothing to quell the onslaught of moneyed developers. This will also give independent small building owners a rough time of it.
It is a good first step, but more needs to be done!