Greenwich Village Height and Density Map Now Available on GVSHP Website
Aaron Hill, a dedicated Greenwich Village resident and New School Assistant Professor of Data Visualization, has compiled an interesting new map for GVSHP.
This interactive map is sortable by the height and age of every building in the Greenwich Village Historic District. The map also provides the date built, square footage, number of units, number of floors, and zoning of each building in the district. You can examine the date of construction of the buildings in several broad categories: prior to 1900, 1900-1939, 1940-1969, and by decade between 1969 (when the district was designated) and now.
The Greenwich Village Historic District interactive map paints an interesting picture of the district; only 6% of the buildings in the district built before 1970 are seven floors or higher, while 10% of all buildings constructed in the district since 1969 are seven stories or greater. It is also interesting to note that more than half (62%) of all new construction since 1969 took place in just one decade, the 1980’s. This map is available on GVSHP’s website on our resources page under maps. The data used to compile the map is several months old, so you will not see every recent construction project, but GVSHP will continue to update this map.
If you have never been to the GVSHP resources page maps section you are in for a treat. We have historic maps of Greenwich Village, an interactive map showing all Greenwich Village and East Village individual landmarks, historic districts, and proposed landmarks and districts, and a map of GVSHP accomplishments.
In addition to maps, our resources page is a valuable trove of information for Village residents, property owners, preservation advocates, and those interested in history or the landmarking process.
You can also read this recent article to learn more about using GVSHP resources to conduct research.