Commissioners at the Landmarks Preservation Commission have voted in favor of an initially controversial proposal to change the rules under which the agency operates.
Unlike at the last hearing, those who testified were generally in favor of the proposed changes.
After nearly a year of heated debate between preservationists and the Landmarks Preservation Commission over a controversial proposal to change the rules under which the agency operates, the LPC announced they will hold another public hearing on the matter on October 16.
Will the changes streamline the application process or pave the way for development at the expense of historic preservation?
In an unusual move, preservation groups across New York City have signed a joint letter requesting that the LPC withdraw their proposed rules amendments.
A majority of people spoke against the Landmark Preservation Commission’s proposed rule amendments at an unusually crowded and contentious public hearing Tuesday.
Two dozen neighborhood groups have signed onto a letter calling for the replacement of Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan with "someone with a proven track record and expertise in historic preservation."
Another big fight is brewing over landmarking and development in New York City.