Study Will Inform Decision About Historic District Status

The City Council has accepted a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to fund an intensive level survey of the properties in Residence Park, a charming neighborhood surrounding the College of New Rochelle. Homeowners in Residence Park are currently discussing the possibility of seeking historic district status for their area, a change that would impose controls on the alteration of structures to ensure that designs and materials are historically appropriate. The findings of the intensive survey will provide a useful base of information for this discussion.