LPC to Review South Village Proposal
A little over a year ago, GVSHP submitted a proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for designation of a South Village Historic District; this proposal culminated more than four years of research and community outreach. In December, we held a Town Hall attended by over 200 people in support of the proposed designation. GVSHP has received across-the-board support for the proposal from local elected officials, community groups, historic preservation organizations, and Italian-American organizations.
Now the Landmarks Preservation Commission has informed GVSHP that they will begin considering the South Village Historic District proposal by surveying the proposed district west of 6th Avenue for potential designation. This is a critically important first step, and considering that the proposal was submitted only a little over a year ago, it is actually a very speedy response for the LPC. However, since the area is facing so much immediate pressure, and because the LPC has not yet made a commitment regarding the area east of 6th Avenue, GVSHP wrote to the LPC urging them to move ahead with the promised survey as quickly as possible and to begin work on the remainder of the proposed district as soon as possible as well. Special thanks go to State Senator Tom Duane, who also wrote to the LPC with a similar request.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Write to the Landmarks Preservation Commission thanking them for beginning work on the proposed South Village Historic District, but urging them to move ahead with designation of the entire proposed district as soon as possible. Click here for a sample letter you can use.