LANDMARK WEST! GETS READY TO
HIT HOME PRESERVATION IDEALS AT
THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION THIS TUESDAY
For many, this weekend may bring Memorial Day parties and parades. But LANDMARK WEST! is looking ahead to Tuesday the 29th, when a plethora of preservation items will be coming into play at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The LPC will (hopefully) designate THE CENTRAL HARLEM, WEST 130-132ND STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
LANDMARK WEST! is strongly in favor of this designation, having previously voiced support at the April 17th hearing on the district.
Certificate of Appropriateness items on the UWS:
PITCH ONE: 47 West 94th Street
This Queen Anne rowhouse was designed by Henry Palmer and built in 1890-91. The applicant is proposing to construct a set-back rooftop addition, extend an existing chimney, expand the existing rear yard extension, excavate to increase height of the existing cellar level, restore façade masonry, and replace windows.
YOU CAN VIEW THE PROPOSAL HERE AND READ LW! TESTIMONY HERE. THIS ITEM WILL BE HEARD AT 2:30 PM on Tuesday.
PITCH TWO: 325 West 93rd Street (aka the Albea)
This Neo-Renaissance flats building was designed by George F. Pelham and built in 1906. The application seeks permission for the installation of a canopy, handrail, and window bars at the first floor. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN LAID OVER.
PITCH THREE: 104 West 76th Street
This Renaissance Revival rowhouse was designed by C. Abbott French & Co. and built in 1888-89. The application seeks to construct a rooftop addition and enlarge two rear-facing windows. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN LAID OVER.
THE LPC WILL DISCUSS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED RULES CHANGES
Whether or not you, the public, have gotten back from your long weekends and prepared yourselves for a debate over the protections of landmarks, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is planning to have their discussion of the public comments on proposed rules changes this coming Tuesday morning.
These comments–including ones which LANDMARK WEST! and others submitted in reaction to the proposed rule changes–should be an important part of the Commissioners’ judgement of the proposed rules. The public will not be able to speak on Tuesday, but if you are able, come sit in on the LPC’s deliberations and hold them accountable to public input!
…AND SHE’S OUT!
TUESDAY MAY 29th WILL BE THE LAST LPC HEARING UNDER CHAIR SRINIVASAN. JUNE 1st IS HER LAST DAY. NOW, WHO’S ON DECK?
If you haven’t yet heard the news, Meenakshi Srinivasan announced on April 18th that she would be stepping down as Chair of the LPC, spurring a flurry of discussion about what kind of chair would replace her, and how the LPC shapes the city. LW! has created a new page to track developments on the Commission and its members. Stay tuned for more.