Friday, October 1, 2010

☞ MEET: MMPCIA Reviews District Extension

Tuesday, October 5th, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Rice Library, 74 West 124th Street & Lenox.  The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) will start the discussion on the proposed extension of the Mount Morris Park Historic District to include West 118 to West 123 between Lenox Avenue and ACP/7th Avenue.

South Harlem's Mount Morris Park Historic District was first proposed in 1966 -- one year after the creation of the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission-- and was finally designated in 1971.

The boundaries, however, were overly cautious and left out the areas surrounding the District which certainly reflected the same character, scale, style and architects as did the District, and left unprotected many brownstones and larger apartment buildings.

Recently, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has made a priority list of proposed districts and extensions to existing districts to review for designation.

Historic Districts Council, a citywide advocate for New York City's historic neighborhoods, has offered to work closely with MMPCIA to help finish the job begun in 1971.

The first step will be this kick-off educational meeting. This meeting will discuss what it means to be part of an historic district and its many pros and a few cons. Make sure to invite all the neighbors to this one!
See the proposed district extension in our past post: LINK

1 comment:

  1. Can anyone say what the ramifications of the historic distric extension will be? What are the pros and cons? And what is the timeline for the extension?