Plan for extended South Village Historic District gets mixed reception at hearing Council member Corey Johnson has made designation a bartering chip in St. John’s redevelopment
Landmarks Preservation Commission s Meenakshi Srinivasan and Sullivan Street
The Landmarks Preservation Commission got a spirited debate Tuesday on a proposal to complete the third phase of the South Village Historic District.
Dozens of community members on both sides of the issue showed up to the commission’s meeting to voice their opinions on the proposal t爱上海同城 o landmark what would be a 157-building district running south from West Houston Street a little more than three blocks to Watts Street, and from Thompson Street on its eastern edge to Sixth Avenue on the west.
It would be the third and final component of the proposal started in the mid-2000s to preserve tenement buildings and historic storefronts in a neighborhood that advocates say was central in the late 19th century and early 20th century for Italian immigrants.
The commission had previously approved the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II and a truncated South Village Historic District.
Preservationists said they were concerned about the potential of new development in th爱上海同城论坛 e neighborhood, particularly by Jared Kushner, who’s an active 上海千花网交友 buyer in the area, Curbed reported. They also pointed to Donald Trump’s long-troubled Trump Soho condo and hotel, which is out of character with the neighborhood.
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