The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has awarded five new grants through its Historic Preservation Grant Program to help low-to-moderate-income homeowners and non-profit organizations make much needed repairs to their landmark properties.
The grants, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), are awarded based on the number of applications received and funding available, income eligibility and financial need, building conditions and repairs, and the effect the grant will have on improving the building and/or historic district.
“The LPC Historic Preservation Grant Program is a great resource that enables us to support homeowners and non-profit organizations,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “I am thrilled that this year’s grant recipients, who represent all five boroughs, will get the funding they need to maintain their landmark buildings and bring pride of place to these communities.”
The grant recipients for fiscal year 2020 include three homeowners and two not-for-profit organizations. Each recipient will receive between $10,000 and $35,000 to restore, repair or rehabilitate the facades of their buildings and hands-on technical assistance from staff throughout the project. Recipients receive help with preparing the contractor bid documents and selecting qualified contractors. Grant program staff makes site visits as work is underway and see the project through to completion.
529 47th Street, Brooklyn – Central Sunset Park Historic District: $35,000 awarded for repairing and recoating the brownstone stoop and bottom portion of the façade; repainting the iron work, cleaning the limestone at the upper floors, repainting the cornice, and repainting the parlor floor entrance door.
17 Marion Avenue, Staten Island – St. Paul’s Avenue – Stapleton Heights Historic District: $35,000 awarded for replacing windows and repairing and repainting wood elements of the façade.
Homes for the Homeless, 734-36 Kelly Street, Bronx – Longwood Historic District: $35,000 matching grant awarded for restorative work at the façade, including repointing and repairing masonry and replacing doors.
34-37 84th Street, Queens – Jackson Heights Historic District: $15,000 awarded for replacing gutters at the primary façade and reconstructing the front steps.
Estonian Educational Society, 243 E 34th Street, Manhattan – Individual Landmark: $10,000 matching grant awarded for patching of limestone and terra cotta elements, and repairing balusters on the front façade.