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The NYC Landmarks Commission’s map of all of the New York City landmarks and historic districts.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has a small grant program that provides federally funded grants to low and moderate income eligible homeowners and non-profits for restoration work. The Historic Preservation Grant Program includes, but is not limited to restoration of facades and roofs, repointing, stoop repair, replacement and repair of windows and front doors. Grants are typically $10,000 to $30,000. Information about this Grant program is at www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/historic-preservation-grant-program.page.
The State Historic Preservation Tax credit is available for homeowners in certain eligible census tracts. Read more about this program at tax.ny.gov/pit/credits/historic_rehab_credit.htm. A Federal Historic Preservation Tax credit for income producing properties, read more about the program. These tax credits are administered through the State Historic Preservation Office. Also see parks.ny.gov/shpo/tax-credit-programs.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy also has a low interest loan program called the Historic Properties Fund for Restoration which provides free project management as part of the program. You can visit their website at nylandmarks.org for information about their loans and grants. Read more at nylandmarks.org/what-we-do/grants-loans/historic-properties-fund.
Recorded video: Financial benefits webinar about the incentives available for work on historic properties. On October 28, 2020, LPC partnered with the New York State Historic Preservation Office and the New York Conservancy to offer a financial benefits webinar to discuss the incentives available for work on historic properties. This was the first event to bring together the three groups to share with the financial benefits available to owners of historic properties. See the video youtube.com/watch?v=00SL4owvL6A&t=4s.
LPC launched a Business Express Service that will serve as a one-stop shop for business owners in landmark buildings making it easier for them to get their permits. This initiative supports Mayor Adams’s “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery.”
The LPC Business Express Service includes a dedicated hotline and team of preservationists who will offer pre-application consultation and focused application review to support businesses located in storefronts and other street-level commercial spaces in the City’s designated buildings and historic districts, including restaurants, retail stores and offices. As part of the launch for LPC Business Express Service, staff will be holding virtual Open Office Hours for business owners and their representatives every third Thursday of the month. Read the press release. Business express page nyc.gov/site/lpc/applications/lpc-business-express.page.
The Historic Distric Council’s Preservation School is a series of classes that illustrate and teach the basic skills needed for community preservation efforts. Ideal for civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character, the classes will provide you with general knowledge and vocabulary about historic preservation practice in New York City. Preservation School is generously funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the City Council of New York. You can watch the HDC Preservation School classes on the HDC website: https://hdc.org/events/preservation-school.