Despite reassurances regarding the availability of government loans when requirements of the landmarking lead to additional costs when repairs are needed, the board voted down the proposal 14-24, with most board members not wishing to go against the homeowners affected.
The vote is only advisory, but Lisi de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the Landmarks Preservation Commission, said prior to the vote, that while the position of the community was not binding, it would be unusual for an area to be landmarked without the support of the community.
She hasn’t returned calls since the vote was taken.
C.B. 11 Votes Down Historic Landmarking