Joint Letter from Preservation Groups on New LPC Chair

Letter to Mayor about choosing new Landmarks Preservation Commission chair

April 25, 2018

Hon. Bill de Blasio
City Hall, NY 10007

Dear Mayor De Blasio:

Preservation plays an important role in the city’s economy, tourism, and quality of life. Historic districts are by and large dense, diverse and popular with residents. New York has progressed by keeping a balance between preservation and growth. The Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission is key to protecting the city’s architectural and cultural legacy and ensuring that proposals before the Commission and its staff are handled fairly and efficiently.

As you decide on the next Chair, we encourage you to consider candidates with a strong preservation background and a demonstrated track record of protecting our shared history. Thank you for your attention and consideration.


Simeon Bankoff's signature

Simeon Bankoff
Historic Districts Council

Andrew Berman's signature

Andrew Berman
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Peter Bray's signature

Peter Bray
Brooklyn Heights Association

Peg Breen's signature

Peg Breen
The New York Landmarks Conservancy

Elizabeth Goldstein's signature

Elizabeth Goldstein
The Municipal Art Society of New York

Michael Gruen's signature

Michael Gruen
The City Club of New York

Sean Khorsandi's signature

Sean Khorsandi
Landmark West!

Rachel Levy's signature

Rachel Levy
FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

cc: Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
City Council Land Use Chair Rafael Salamanca
City Council Landmarks Subcommittee Chair Adrienne Adams

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