Last Tuesday, October 25th, LANDMARK WEST! joined with fellow West Siders, elected officials, preservation colleagues, and lovers of landmarks to show our continued support for the proposed historic district extensions anchored by West End Avenue.

Convened by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), this was the last in a series of three public hearings to seriously consider historic district extensions to two existing districts: the Riverside – West End Historic District, and the West End – Collegiate Historic District.

This spring marked the first public hearing (for the Riverside – West End Historic District Extension I on March 22th, 2011); later this summer, on June 28th, the LPC opened the record to discuss the West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension.  And the fall season set the seen for discussion of the Riverside – West End Historic District Extension II, on Oct. 25th.

Click the arrow above to visit LW’s Flickr page and experience West End Avenue,
Riverside Drive, Broadway, and the streets between.

To all of our friends and neighbors who came to the LPC; who took to the podium to testify; who sat as “silent supporters” of the West End Avenue proposal; who wrote emails and letters in absentia; and who helped spread the word about yesterday’s public hearing far and wide …  THANK YOU!

Our favorite quote from the hearing has to be the testimony of West Sider (and member of Three Parks Independent Democrats, who hosted the October 12th pre-public hearing info session about the landmark designation process) Steve Max:

The journey is far from over! The public record on the proposed Riverside – West End Historic District Extension II remains open–there’s till time to add more emails and letters of support to those recorded at the Oct. 25th public hearing! Use this quick “how to”, and share it with your friends.  And if you haven’t already, please SIGN THE PETITION!  Add your name to the list of those who support the West End Avenue historic district extensions.

Couldn’t make the public hearing? Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for video of the public testimony and, for photos, to our Flickr photostream.

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