LPC website delays spark councilman’s ire

Council Member Brad Lander and LPC Chair Robert Tierney
Council Member Brad Lander and LPC Chair Robert Tierney

City Council member Brad Lander has called out the Landmarks Preservation Commission, chastising it for not launching a new website that would to bring transparency to its selection process, Crain’s reported.

The website has been under discussion for more than three years and would include a list of proposed landmarks and where the properties stand in their review.

Lander is the chair of the council’s landmarks subcommittee. According to him, LPC Chair Robert Tierney has repeated talked about the website and even announced at a council hearing last week that the website is set to debut in a matter of months.

“You’ve been telling us the same thing, that it was months away, going on three years now,” Lander told Tierney at the hearing.

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The delays, though, could continue, according to Tierney.

“Until we get a system that meets our standards, we’re not going to implement it,” he said, adding he did not know if the website would be up and running by year’s end.

An LPC spokesperson echoed Tierney’, telling Crain’s that the agency is working with the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications on a good system.

“We will only accept a system that meets our criteria,” the spokesperson told Crain’s. “After extensive testing and collaboration, we’ve determined that we’re not there yet.” [Crain’s]Zachary Kussin