The Preservation League of New York state has awarded a $10,000 Preserve New York Grant to the Preservation association of Central new York for hire Sam Gruber and Bruce Harvey to carry out a Greater Westcott Neighborhood Reconnaissance-Level Survey and State and National Register Nomination. The work will be begin in October 2017 and continue fora year. Sam and Bruce look forward to engaging with Community residents and building owners during this process.
From the Preservation League Website:
The Westcott Neighborhood in Syracuse is a streetcar suburb which illustrates urban and social changes from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries, including the rise in popularity of single detached homes, which developed individually or in small groups. The neighborhood retains a commercial hub as well as a number of religious and civic buildings. Today, Westcott remains a vibrant residential area consisting of both owner-occupied structures and rental properties. A $10,000 Preserve New York grant will enable the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) to hire Samuel D. Gruber and Bruce Harvey of Syracuse to complete a State and National Register Nomination for the neighborhood. PACNY is the regional organization tasked with promoting preservation best practices, and knows that a successful nomination of the Greater Westcott Neighborhood to the National Register will enable more building owners to take advantage of New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credits.