LPC Prepares “No Action” Proposal

By Penny Laughlin

The Landmarks Preservation Committee will hold a hearing on December 9th to review properties and propose “No Action” letters be issued for sites that have been Calendared for over 5 years, yet have not yet been designated as Landmark buildings. A ‘Calendared’ building essentially means the building or site was selected by LPC to be reviewed and discussed at a public hearing to determine if it will be a Landmark Designated site.

There are currently 96 buildings and sites throughout the City that may be impacted by the proposed rule. Even if a building receives a No Action letter, it may be re-Calendared for review and LPC Designation in the future.

Buildings that are Landmark Designated have stringent rules to alterations on the interior and exterior of building. Architects and engineers designing for new construction or alterations must consider these restrictions in their plans, and a “no Action letter”  on a proposed site can complicate the process for building owners.

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