On June 11, 2021, LPC announced the launch of its Open Office Hours initiative for homeowners considering work on their designated buildings. This initiative will enable property owners to virtually meet one-on-one with preservation staff to discuss their potential projects and ask questions about LPC permitting.
LPC’s Preservation Department, which is comprised of professionally-trained preservationists, is responsible for reviewing permit applications from property owners, issuing permits for certain kinds of work to landmark buildings and sites, and preparing applications for review by the full Commission. The Open Office Hours initiative connects preservation staff directly with those looking to do work on their designated buildings, to help them obtain approval for work that meets their needs and is sensitive to the historic buildings. Homeowners can discuss work prior to applying for a permit, and staff will strive to help meet their goals and LPC regulations.
Preservation staff will be holding Open Office Hours for homeowners in every borough throughout the summer, starting on June 24th in the Bronx. All sessions will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. via Zoom and participants will be assigned a time to speak with a staff preservationist. Time slots are first come, first served and space is limited, so signing up early is recommended. See dates below.
Sign-up sheets for Open Office Hours sessions are posted below.
June 24, 2021 – The Bronx
July 1, 2021 - Staten Island
July 15, 2021 - Queens
July 29, 2021 – Brooklyn
August 12, 2021 – Manhattan
September 30, 2021 – Citywide
Citywide homeowners can sign up here https://tinyurl.com/hp2fpfxp