FIPNA submitted a request to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to determine if our neighborhood is eligible as an Historic District.
A Historic District is an area designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because it has a special character or a special historical or aesthetic interest which causes it to have a distinct “sense of place.” Each historic district represents at least one period or style of architecture typical of one or more eras in the city’s history. Historic districts may contain a variety of building types and styles from several different eras.
MAP OF THE PROPOSED HISTORIC DISTRICT
At this time the boundary includes both sides of the all streets starting at the most southern point of Fort Independence Street at Sedgwick Avenue going north and westward for the entire Fort Independence Street to Orloff Avenue, then northward along Orloff Avenue to Van Cortlandt Avenue West, then eastward to along Van Cortlandt Avenue West to Sedgwick Avenue, and southward along Sedgwick Avenue to Fort Independence Street, including all of both sides of Giles and Cannon Places.
COMMUNITY RESPONSE IS NEEDED!
What do you think? Please let us know. If you live here, or if you just like our community, we need to get the sense of the community to present to our local representatives.
COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL MEETING
We will be making a presentation and answering questions at the Meeting on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 pm at the Kingsbridge Heights Rehab Care Center, 3400 Cannon Place. Return the letter at the meeting, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (888)763-8399.
- Letter is here for you to download: FIPNA Community Letter Historic District Question May 2010…
- Requests for Evaluation: http://www.fipna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Fort-Independence-Historic-District-Application-Cover.pdf