The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted this morning to approve the first phase of the long-awaited Riverside-West End Avenue historic district. The district, which also includes buildings on Riverside Drive and Broadway, is split into three sections — the one voted on today spans 79th to 87th Street. It’s not clear when the other votes will occur.
Check out the map of the district below, and our previous story here.
West End Preservation Society Executive VP Erika Petersen announced the news via twitter:
LPC creates HD on UWS. This morning 10AM. WEPS is thrilled. UWS citizens thrilled. THANK YOU LPC!
— Erika Petersen (@erika_petersen) June 26, 2012
LPC Chair Robert Tierney said at the hearing that “It’s a sweeping sense of architecture in a distinct section of the city. A sense of place — I can’t think of anything that better defines that term, or exemplifies that term,” according to Landmark West. The full City Council still needs to vote on whether to affirm the LPC decision.