12 Commissioners decide the fate of what gets landmarked and preserved for the future and what changes are allowed – all are serving on expired terms.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission operates under Title 25 of Chapter 3 fo the NYC Administrative Code.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the smallest of the City’s Agencies, yet is the “largest municipal preservation agency in the nation”. Its ~80 person staff stretches across several departments: Research, Preservation, Enforcement, Archaeology, and Environmental Review. The Chair of the Commission is appointed by the mayor. According to their charter, the remainder of the Commission “shall include at least three architects, one historian qualified in the field, one city planner or landscape architect, and one realtor. The membership shall include at least one resident of each of the five boroughs.”
The current commission*:
Sarah Carroll; Chair; Confirmed by City Council on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Term expired June 28, 2019
Fred Bland; Vice Chair; Term expired June 28, 2013
** On Tuesday, May 29th, Fred Bland was elevated to Vice Chair and served as interim Chair **
Adi Shamir Baron; Historian; Term expired June 28, 2016
Diana Chapin; Term expired June 28, 2015
Wellington Z. Chen; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2017
Michael Devonshire; Term expired June 28, 2012
Michael Goldblum; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2014
John Gustafsson; Term expired June 28, 2017
Anne Holford-Smith; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2019
Jeanne Lutfy; Realtor; Term expired June 28, 2017
Everado Jefferson; Architect; Term expired June 28, 2020
* All dates listed reflect content in NYC GREEN BOOK.
Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair & Planner; Term expired June 28, 2016-Resigning as of June 1, 2018
Read LW! blog posts for more history & news on the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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New York is a dynamic metropolis…it isn’t a giant Etch A Sketch
New York Times Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman makes a timely case for NEXT TUESDAY'S BACKLOG HEARING at the LPC (1 Centre Street, 9th FL, N). In today's column, linked HERE, Kimmelman notes the pressures which pushed the backlog into effect in the first place....
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