Saving the York Avenue Estate : landmark preservation as land use control
Author(s)Boyce, Meghan J
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.
Robert M. Fogelson.
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The battle between preservationists and developers has been waging for years, especially in places where the real estate market is hot. The pressure to develop is often met head-on with the need to conserve the architectural, historical, and cultural resources of the past for the benefit of current and future generations. At the foundation of this confrontation is a desire to control the use of land, making it imperative that neighborhood planning efforts acknowledge the affects of landmark preservation. This is the story of the York Avenue Estate; the City and Suburban Homes Company, which built the Estate; the model tenement movement, which inspired it; Peter Kalikow, the developer who wanted to raze it; the Coalition to Save the City and Suburban Homes Company, the group of residents, community members, and preservationists that fought to save it; and the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission, the political board that had the authority to designated the York Avenue Estate a city landmark.
Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2006.Vita. Page 152 blank.Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-147).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban Studies and Planning.