The New York State Historic Preservation Office and New York State Department of State, in partnership with the Preservation League of New York State, have developed an updated model local preservation law to help municipalities preserve historic resources in their communities.
The new model law details procedural steps for local landmarking decisions and review of proposed alterations to historic properties, and new standards for municipal process and public participation in the protection of historic resources.
The new model law incorporates standards and practices that have developed over the last two decades. It offers municipalities options for implementing historic resource protection at the municipal level, including measures for protecting historic buildings, public spaces in building interiors, and/or historic landscapes.
The updated law is aimed at helping communities around the State to protect their historic structures and historic districts.