New Landmark District Designation

By Penny Laughlin

Last month, the Landmark Preservation Commission held a public hearing for the calendared area known as the Sullivan – Thompson Historic district. To most New Yorkers, this area is known as Greenwich Village, simply, “The Village.’ On December 13, 2016, it was announced this new historic district has been granted.

The area, which is bound by West Houston Street on the north, Watts Street on the south, Sixth Avenue on the west and Thompson Street on the east — includes about 150 buildings. With a makeup of predominantly tenement buildings, the district has a distinct historic feeling.

With the designation comes hurdles. Construction in buildings located within historic districts must obtain approval via landmark commission prior to DOB approval and permitting. Additional fees must also be paid to NYC prior to securing building work permits.

For more details on the new district, please click here.