Sam Goodman, a long time resident of the Grand Concourse as well as an Urban Planner at the Bronx Borough President's office recently sent an email which offered some valuable insight into what this means for us and those who live and or own property in the district. Below is a copy of the email which is used with the permission of Sam Goodman:
"As long as you're all on line-I have to take this moment to inform you about a plan now being considered by the New York City Landmark Commission to designate the Grand Concourse and portions of Walton Avenue as well as Sheridan Avenue, from East 153rd Street to East 167th Street as an historic district. My office is currently planning to invite everyone who may wish, to attend a public meeting now being planned for the evening of April 20th to introduce people to the specific details of what an historic designation means, if it were to be approved. There are both good and bad points.