Historic progress for GVSHP landmarking efforts
There was historic progress today on GVSHP’s preservation efforts for the South Village, East Village, and federal-era (1790-1835) houses.
Today the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) took formal action to consider the first phase of the “South Village Historic District” the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation proposed in December 2006, by voting to “calendar” an extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District covering this area. This puts preliminary protections in place prior to the LPC taking a formal vote to landmark the area. Once designated, this 235-building, 12-block district will be the largest expansion of landmark protections in Greenwich Village since the Greenwich Village Historic District was designated in 1969. The LPC has indicated they will consider the remaining two-thirds of our proposed South Village Historic District after the first phase has been designated. Today the LPC also calendared a proposed expansion of the SoHo Historic District, which includes several buildings within GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District. See preview coverage in today’s NY Post.