It may be the dog days of summer, but tomorrow the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hear nine applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods, ranging from the Meatpacking District to the South Village and NoHo, and from minor changes to dramatic proposed makeovers.
You can find information about the extent of these applications, photos of the proposals, as well as instructions about how to weigh in on them on GVSHP’s Landmarks Applications Webpage. Our Landmarks Applications Webpage tracks the applications in our neighborhoods that require a public hearing before they can be approved by the City. These applications can be as simple as updating the appearance of a storefront as at 94 Greenwich Avenue, 241 Bleecker Street, and 30 Carmine Street, the building of a rooftop addition as at 13 Eighth Avenue, or as drastic as demolishing a building and erecting a new one as at 130 Seventh Avenue South.
The public, the local community board, and the LPC get to have a say on these applications because they are individual landmarks or they fall within one of the several historic districts in our neighborhoods. In recent years GVSHP has fought alongside the community to expand landmark protections to make sure the cultural heritage and historic integrity of our streetscapes is preserved and not overrun with insensitive, out-of-scale development.
Many of the applications being heard tomorrow are within recently designated historic districts that GVSHP proposed and/or helped bring about, including the Gansevoort Market Historic District, the NoHo Historic District Extension, and Phase I of the South Village Historic District (Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II).
Check out GVSHP’s Accomplishments Map to see everything we’ve been up to and what we’ve helped get landmarked.