Dumbo Landmarking Meeting on Thursday at 10am

 View of Dumbo from Brooklyn Heights, 4/5/2007 (Click for larger image.)

The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public informational meeting regarding designating Dumbo a landmark-protected neighborhood. This meeting is being held by the LPC because they have been getting pressure from both local developers who oppose landmarking Dumbo and neighborhood residents who are in favor of landmarking Dumbo. According to the Dumbo Neighborhood Association (DNA), certain developers have been privately meeting with LPC Chairman, Robert Tierney, and have voiced strong opposition to designation. Landmarking is assumed to increase land values and preserve historic buildings. On the other hand, modifying any existing structure will require developers to go through the LPC for approval.

The LPC would like to see strong support from residents and business owners in Dumbo or it won’t be calendared (which is the beginning of the designation process). It is very important that people attend to listen to the facts and support or oppose the designation. Many in Dumbo complain about the destruction of historic structures and ensure that new development stay true to the character of this waterfront industrial neighborhood. This is your chance to make your voice heard.

Thursday, April 19
10 a.m.
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North
Manhattan, NYC

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