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Draft State Historic Preservation Plan available for review


Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:10 am

Public meeting on draft plan/draft GEIS set for Sept. 28

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation announced the release of the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement.

The State Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP) guides preservation efforts at the local, regional and state levels. It serves as a blueprint for identifying and preserving New York's historic and cultural resources and is periodically updated to address current needs, issues and opportunities. Statewide plans are the product of collaboration within State Parks and broad-based professional, partner and public involvement from across New York.

A public meeting on the draft plan/DGEIS will be hosted online at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. It will be recorded and made publicly available.

During the meeting, State Parks staffers will make a presentation about the plan and be available for a Q&A session after the presentation.

Free registration in advance of the online meeting will be required in order to attend. To register, Email [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

This meeting is accessible to people with language differences and/or disabilities. Any person who needs an interpretive or disability-related accommodation or modification to participate must make a written request no later than close of business on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The written request must be addressed to the agency contact below.

State Parks encourages the public to participate in the online public meeting for the plan, and welcomes all comments on the draft documents. An online version of the draft plan/DGEIS is available at the following publicly accessible website: https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.

A non-digital copy of the documents can be provided by the agency contact listed below.

Written comments on the draft plan/DGEIS will be accepted until close of business on Friday, Oct. 15, and may be submitted to [email protected] or mailed to the contact address below.

Following the comment period, State Parks will prepare and post a Final State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Generic Environmental Impact Statement.

Agency Contact:

Daniel McEneny, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator

Division for Historic Preservation

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Peebles Island State Park, P.O. Box 189

Waterford, New York 12188

[email protected]


For additional information on historic preservation in New York, visit https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/.

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