Discussion for November 15 board meeting: What is a
historic district and what would it mean if Washington Square West
The recent Jeweler's Row discussions
have renewed the topic of historic preservation within our community.
While the focus of the discussion has been preserving the Jeweler's Row
buildings, the topic of establishing preservation districts for
Jeweler's Row and Washington Square West has come up... but what would
At our board meeting on November 15 we
would like to discuss: What is a historic district? What does it mean
for a property owner to live in a historic district? How does an area
become a historic district?
Patrick Grossi of The
Preservation Alliance will be in attendance to explain the process of
becoming a historic district and what it means to become one. The
Preservation Alliance has written an excellent guide to the historic
review process which can serve as an introduction to this topic. The
guide can be found here:
Hope to see you on Tuesday the 15th!