Fieldston Historic District Master Plan Implementation Rules

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Download Copy of Adopted Rule (.pdf): 

Statement of Basis and Purpose


The implementation rules (“Rules”) for The District Master Plan for the Fieldston Historic District (“District Master Plan”) are promulgated to assist building owners in applying to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“LPC”) for approval of applications to undertake various types of work on properties located within the Fieldston Historic District, including additions, outbuildings, window replacement, heating, venting and air conditioning, and work on or affecting significant landscape improvements. The objective of the District Master Plan is to provide owners and architects with design criteria which will allow timely review of proposed alterations while protecting the architecturally and historically significant features of the buildings, significant landscape improvements and the historic district’s sense of place. The District Master Plan will cover all buildings in the Fieldston Historic District.

Please note that the Rules describe the process by which owners may obtain approval for work that complies with the District Master Plan. The District Master Plan sets forth the substantive criteria for approving proposed work. A copy of the proposed master plan is available at the Commission’s website, Hard copies are also available at the Commission’s offices.

Statutory Authority

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is authorized by Section 25-319 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York to issue regulations governing the protection, preservation, enhancement, perpetuation and use of landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks and buildings in historic districts. The Commission issues permits for work on designated landmarks if the work complies with the factors and standards in Sections 25-306, 25-307 and 25-310 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. In determining whether work complies with these standards, the Commission follows the procedures in Sections 25-305, 25-306, 25-307, 25-308 and 25-310.