CITY OF TROY SPONSORING NOMINATION OF LANSINGBURGH HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

CITY OF TROY SPONSORING NOMINATION OF LANSINGBURGH HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

National Register Designation provides tax credits for property investment.

National Register Listing places no burden on property owners unless they wish to access tax credits of up to 50% of rehabilitation costs.

The Central Lansingburgh Historic District includes properties from 110th Street to 120th Street.

The nomination, prepared by Neil Larson & Associates, a historic preservation consultant based in Kingston, NY, was funded by the City of Troy and the Troy Redevelopment Foundation, with oversight and assistance from the New York State Office of Historic Preservation.

TROY, NY (September 27, 2022) –The City of Troy is nominating a part of Troy’s Lansingburgh neighborhood for designation as a National Register historic district. The designation is an effort to support the revitalization in our neighborhoods. Established in 1770 by Abraham J. Lansing, Lansingburgh quickly developed into a thriving riverport market center for raw products from the Mohawk Valley and upper Hudson River region.

“Supporting our neighborhoods has been a priority of this administration, and the National Register Listing will have a lasting impact on the revitalization in Lansingburgh,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “This designation will offer property owners the option to seek incentives through tax credits to rehabilitate their properties.”

The City of Troy awarded the designation study to Neill Larson & Associates in Fall 2021 and field work has been underway since that time, with consultation with the nearby New York State Historic Preservation Office. Last week, a presentation was made by the consultant to the Troy City Council, and a presentation will be made at the Lansingburgh Neighborhood Association Meeting at the Boys and Girls Club on October 11th at 7:00 p.m. The State Historic Preservation Office will send letters this week to all property owners, and will make an additional presentation at a neighborhood meeting on November 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club.

National Register listing does not place additional restrictions on a property unless the owner plans to access tax credits or use other federal or state funding. To take advantage of the tax credit programs, the State Historic Preservation Office will have to approve the work proposal.

Deputy Mayor Chris Nolin said, “The Historic District designation will offer property owners another tool they can utilize to improve and rehab their properties. Thank you to the members of the Troy Redevelopment Foundation: RPI, Russell Sage, Emma Willard, Samaritan Hospital, and the Eddy for helping make this a reality.”

“I am excited to see the Lansingburgh historical area being created.” said Councilmember Jim Gulli. “I believe these pocket historical areas highlight the roots of our community, and this district will protect the investments of owners and residents of historic properties by allowing upkeep of that heritage through state and federal tax credit incentives.”

For more information about the proposed designation, including a map and schedule of meetings, visit https://www.troyny.gov/departments/planning-department/city-projects/ and scroll down to Lansingburgh Historic District.

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Press Contact:
Christopher Nolin, Deputy Mayor
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131