When new uses are slow in coming, SecureView can help

We heard about this product at our NY Statewide Preservation Conference this past weekend and thought it might be useful to those in localities where the preservation process can lag, and more immediate, interim fixes for vacant buildings are needed before new uses can be visioned for them.Check it out!:

SecureView clearboarding is a cutting edge historic preservation tactic.

SecureView is a polycarbonate boarding material used on vacant properties in lieu of plywood.  SecureView reduces unwanted behaviors at vacant properties.  Banks and cities are taking a proactive approach by investing in SecureView while communities across the country are passing ordinances or encouraging Blight Mitigation Plans that no longer allow structures to be boarded with plywood.

Check out the First Responders Video – demonstrating the durability and safety of SecureView ClearBoarding.

Quote from Fire Chief in Maryland:

“SecureView Clearboarding is a game changer with the security of vacant buildings.  It provides a more secure board up process, as well as, a lot cleaner aesthetic appearance from the street.  The fact that SecureView has recognized the necessity of the fire service knowing about their product speaks tremendously about the company.  SecureView can definitely pose a formidable challenge to fire service members, whether gaining access or needing egress, and the assistance that is being provided for educating our members is exceptional.”  

Quote from Tehachapi CA Police Department:

“I am glad more cities are getting on board.  This is great for neighborhoods.  We still have yet to have anybody get past the polycarbonate.”

SecureView polycarbonate Clearboarding is great for:

  1. A vacant and abandoned property that you have secured numerous times
  2. A property that has become a hub for crime, drug activity, squatters, etc.
  3. A boarded property near any school or school route or on a major thoroughfare where visitors to your city pass
  4. A vacant property where boarding would significantly impact surrounding property values
  5. A historic property where you want to ensure the property isn’t compromised

 

Out of Character Development Proposed in East Avenue Preservation District

Rochester’s East Avenue Preservation District is one of the nation’s best preserved late-nineteenth century neighborhoods and ennobles our community life. Join The Landmark Society as we support District neighbors in expressing strong opposition to a proposed 5-unit condominium project on the corner of East Ave. & Culver Rd., which we believe is clearly out of character with the surrounding scale, massing, density and design of this historic and civic treasure of a landscape.

Rochester Preservation Board Meeting

Rochester City Hall; Wednesday, March 1st  6:00 PM

Agenda

 

Hillside Cemetery Chapel Restoration receives Grant

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Progress for another of our Five to Revive properties!: the Clarendon Historical Society just received a $10,000 grant from the Orleans County / Curtis Foundation to help in the restoration of the 1894 Hillside Cemetery Chapel, which was on our 2014 list. This building will grace our landscape and community life for years to come, thanks to this support!

Learn more HERE.

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Eastman Dental Rehab wins Preservation Award from NYS

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We are honored to have been a part of the rehabilitation of Eastman Dental Dispensary, which was one of five projects to receive a 2016 Preservation Award from the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation in Albany earlier this month. This historic property was on our first Five to Revive list in 2013, and it is now home to many in downtown Rochester. That’s our Executive Director Wayne Goodman second from the right!

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This is the power of preservation…

Learn more HERE.