Completed in 2019, the Historic Preservation Plan identifies future survey areas throughout the City. Survey and documentation are key elements to the City’s historic preservation plan: its purpose is to collect and record information for significant buildings, sites, and structures worthy of some form of designation. An intensive survey provides detailed information about the historic resources in an area and provided recommendations for designation.
The goal of this proposal is to conduct an Intensive-level survey of the Warehouse District. The survey area is centered on North Broadway and North Pearl Street corridors and would be bounded by Emmet Street on the north, Colonie Street on the south, Erie Boulevard on the east, and a portion of Loudonville Road and Tivoli Street on the west. The neighborhood is comprised of small and large brick and concrete industrial buildings and warehouses from the early 20th century. The area contains some significant architecture and history is a vital part of the City’s historic fabric as it is the City’s earliest remaining industrial area. A number of buildings within the proposed area have been individually listed on the National Register.
The anticipated product will be a Cultural Resource Survey report with recommended next steps for the identified survey area. Based on the findings and recommendations of the report the Planning goal is to list the Warehouse District on the State and National Register.