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South Village Landmarking Hearing June 25th

Proposed South Village Historic District. Click to enlarge.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold its public hearing on “phase II” of our proposed South Village Historic District on Tuesday, June 25th.  This is a vitally important next step before they vote on the district some time before the end of the year.  It will be critical to have a strong turnout, and to urge the Commission to approve the district, not to shrink the boundaries at all, and to move ahead with the remainder of the proposed historic district, south of Houston Street.

After years of struggling and campaigning, the Commission is finally moving ahead with the second phase of the South Village Historic District GVSHP proposed in 2006 (“phase I” was designated in 2010).  After initially excluding a pair of architecturally notable, low-rise NYU buildings which could be future development sites and a row of ten 1840’s houses at 130-148 West Houston Street which were in GVSHP’s proposed district, in May these sites were added back in to the historic district now under consideration.  But when the Commission votes in December, they can roll back the boundaries again, and GVSHP is urging them to include all of the proposed buildings in the district when designated.

The Commission has also not yet agreed to consider the section of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District south of Houston Street, which is both worthy of landmark designation and imminently endangered.  GVSHP is urging them to move ahead with this area as soon as possible.



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