The New York City Council voted unanimously last week to designate the Wallabout Historic District. This final approval ends the designation process for the city’s district, which started in July with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approval. Moving forward, most exterior work undertaken on the district’s 55 properties along Vanderbilt Ave, between Park and Myrtle Avenues, will need to gain approval from the LPC before beginning their work. This approval process will help ensure the district’s historic homes are well preserved for their next 150 years.
The city’s Wallabout Historic District is a small portion of the State and National Register district created last March. This larger district provides property owners with financial incentives when undertaking rehabilitation work on their property, such as state and federal tax credits.
Congratulations to all the Wallabout residents and property owners who MARP worked with over the past few years on getting the area designated!