Thank you for your interest in helping the Landmarks Preservation Commission identify buildings, objects, neighborhoods, interiors or scenic areas that could potentially merit consideration as landmarks, historic districts, interior landmarks or scenic landmarks. The agency conducts surveys to identify historic resources and potential landmarks. In addition, LPC reviews Requests for Evaluation (RFEs) from the public. To request an evaluation to determine whether a property meets the basic criteria for designation, please submit a Request for Evaluation (RFE) form by email to RFE@lpc.nyc.gov or by mail to:
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
David N. Dinkins Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North
New York, NY 10007
Please note that if it is determined that a property "may merit" it will be added to the agency's survey materials and considered in the context of agency priorities.
When a request and its supporting materials are received, the agency will begin its evaluation and, if appropriate, conduct further research to determine whether the site you are suggesting meets the minimum standards of the Landmarks Law. Properties that may qualify are then added to the agency's inventory of potential historic resources. You will be notified by mail about the outcome of the agency’s assessment.
A determination by the agency that a resource may merit further consideration does not indicate that it will be recommended or formally considered for designation at that time. The agency assesses potentially meritorious resources in light of many factors, including: agency priorities, the agency’s policy of designating resources in all five boroughs, and the importance of the resource in the context of similar and/or already designated resources. Only those resources that merit further consideration and are in line with agency priorities will be presented to the full Commission for formal consideration.
A determination that a property does not merit future consideration means that the property does not meet the minimum standards of the Landmarks Law or does not merit further consideration at this time. For example, it may not be at least 30 years old, be too altered, or its architecture and/or history may not rise to the level of significance necessary for potential designation. A determination that a resource is not significant reflects the Commission’s current policies and priorities and can change over time and/or if new information is uncovered.