Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In Two Weeks, Important Hearing for West End Avenue Extension

On June 26th, 2012, by unanimous vote of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I has been designated! This was the first step in a multi-agency process to secure the landmark designation that West End Avenue and its row house-lined midblocks have long deserved.

The next step is review by the City Planning Commission. The LPC's designation is forwarded to City Planning which will consider, as the LPC website states: "the effects of the designation as it relates to zoning, projected public improvements, and any other city plans for the development or improvement of the area involved. For historic districts, the City Planning Commission must hold a public hearing prior to issuing their report." This public hearing is open to all; please attend and offer a public statement or lend your "silent support" of this important community effort!

       WHAT:  Public hearing of the City Planning Commission to consider
                    the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I
                    (W. 79th - 87th Sts. - click here for the boundary map)

      WHEN:  Wednesday, August 22nd; Time To Be Determined
                    Stay tuned to LW! emails for approximate time as the date approaches;
                    you may also consult the City Planning website, here.

    WHERE:  City Planning Commission; Amanda Burden, Chair
                    22 Reade Street -- Bring photo ID
                    (Click here for directions)

         WHO:  You, your neighbors, all who support neighborhood preservation!
                     Help us spread the word; let us know of others in your building or
                     on your block who are interested in learning more about this ongoing
                     issue. Attending the public meeting is incredibly valuable; if you're
                     unable to attend, please register your support in writing (here's how).

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