The Real Deal New York

Landmarks has a new plan to deal with backlog

Previous plan was to de-calendar 94 buildings and two historic districts
July 10, 2015 08:30AM

The Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a new plan to deal with a heavy backlog of proposed landmark buildings and historic districts, after a plan announced earlier this year to de-calendar certain old items was not well received.

Under the new plan, a public review process will start immediately on items for which background materials can be accessed on the Landmarks website, Curbed reported.Written statements from the public can be submitted via email. Then, the commission will hold four special hearings on the backlog items throughout the fall.

In “early 2016,” Landmarks will decide how to handle each item, by either designating it for landmark status, voting not to designate, or issuing a no action letter, which would also remove it from the calendar.

Landmarks has some items on its calendar that have languished there since the 1960s. [Curbed] — Tess Hofmann