This Monday there will be a very important public meeting regarding movement on the proposed South Village Historic District.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will be holding a public meeting geared towards property owners within the area they are now considering for “phase II” of the South Village Historic District GVSHP proposed in 2006. WE STRONGLY ENCORUAGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN PRESERVING THE SOUTH VILLAGE TO ATTEND at 6:30 pm at the NYU Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place (B’way), rm. 121.
While this will not be an opportunity to testify about the landmark district, it is an opportunity to find out more about what the LPC is proposing and ask questions. GVSHP WILL BE THERE TO MAKE SURE THE LPC KNOWS THAT WE WANT THE ENTIRE SOUTH VILLAGE TO BE LANDMARKED, AND WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US.
The LPC is currently considering landmarking about 85% of what we have proposed within the “phase II” area (between Houston and West 4th Street, LaGuardia Place and Sixth Avenue).
See more about what the LPC included in the draft proposed district HERE, and more about what they excluded HERE. Read the response by GVSHP and the Historic Districts Council to the LPC’s draft proposed boundaries HERE.
Thanks to YOUR efforts, close to one-third of the South Village has now been landmarked, another third is now under consideration and will be voted upon by the end of the year, and the LPC is surveying the remaining third.
Just a few weeks ago, the LPC showed no indication of moving ahead with considering landmark designation in the South Village, in spite of the imminent danger it faces. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CALLED, WROTE, AND E-MAILED THE COMMISSION AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO MAKE THIS PROGRESS POSSIBLE. Let’s keep the momentum going!
Find out more about the South Village HERE; support our preservation efforts HERE.