CLICK HERE for a FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD of Yonkers Historic Design Guidelines Book published by the Yonkers Landmarks Preservation
Several years ago the Yonkers Landmarks Preservation Board prepared and published a guidebook for homeowners
of older homes with detailed information about the different architectural styles and some do's and dont's about their care
and restoration. It is a wonderful 67 page book that's FREE to download.
This information is for residents of Yonkers NY, but most likely the process is similar for many other
communites in the US. Read through the information below and if you have any questions its best to contact the Yonkers Planning
Department. The Office of Planning is the land use, environmental and historic preservation planning division of the Department
of Planning and Development. A major role of the Planning Bureau is to provide technical planning and zoning expertise to
the public, developers and other city departments and government agencies. The Planning Bureau also provides professional
and administrative assistance for the Planning and Landmarks Preservation Boards and also provides planning reports for the
Zoning Board of Appeals. The Planning Bureau also assists in formulating corridor plans, redevelopment projects, short and
long range planning and the design and execution of the streetscape program. The Planning Bureau is the main facilitator of
census outreach campaigns. The Planning Bureau has many resources such as historical maps and atlases, aerial photos and demographic
information available to the public.
Their phone number is (914) 377-6557
First its important to ascertain whether or not the home or district meets the criteria for landmarking.