Irvington Residents Debate Potential Historic District

"A historic district can be beneficial in a number of ways," Irvington Historic District Committee co-chair Earl Ferguson said Thursday night, "including strengthening the economy, encouraging tourism, stabilizing or increasing property values, fostering community pride and providing educational resources for appreciation of and a desire to ... (more) Full Story
Irvington citizen

New York, NY

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Here we go again, Irvington, now wants to create a historical district so they can make it even more difficult for homeowners to renovate, expand, demolish and even sell their old homes. The village of Irvington has become a very difficult place to get anything approved. Just go and observe one of the planning board meetings and you will understand what I'm talking about. Why does it need to take 10 years to rezone a parcel of land across the train tracks. It seems to me that the village is constantly poking its nose in property owners rights . It's time for the residents of Irvington to stand up and say No! Owners have rights and those rights need to be respected!

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