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.
If 137 West 71st Street Could Talk…NOW IT CAN!
The LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION designated 137 West 71st Street as an Individual Landmark Today! Already a landmark within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, this former row house, originally built in 1890, now has increased protections...
Upper West Pride
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION will hear 137 West 71st Street for Individual Landmark Designation. Tuesday, June 4th from 10:50-11:10 am LANDMARK WEST! is COMING OUT in SUPPORT of this DESIGNATION. READ LW! TESTIMONY Join us to testify, and be witness to...
De ja Vu on the UWS-New Appeal on 50 W. 66th, Possible New Landmark, and Fighting the Voids
LW! has been hard at work. Read on for news about Yesterday, Today, Thursday, and the future of the Upper West Side! LAND USE YESTERDAY: LW! filed a new appeal against 50 West 66th St. De ja vu? When LW! filed a challenge with the Board of Standards and...
UPDATE: James Baldwin’s 137 West 71st Street up for the DOUBLE CROWN
137 West 71st Street has been protected since 1990 as a building within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. On Tuesday, May 14th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendared the site along with The Cafe Cino (31 Cornelia Street), the Gay...
Mayor’s Press Release on New LPC Chair
The Mayor's Press office have issued the following press release about the appointment of Sarah Carroll as the new Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Read the full release HERE, or copied below: Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sarah Carroll as New Chair of the...
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