Second Historic Preservation Meeting This Week

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Second Historic Preservation Meeting This Week

From Press Release

UNION CITY — The borough of Union City is hosting a second public meeting to present a draft of the Historic Preservation Plan being developed for the borough’s commercial historic district. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. inside the American Legion, 9225 Route 6, Union City.

Everyone with interest in preserving and improving the commercial historic district is invited to attend. The Historic Preservation Plan’s consultants began work in May by studying the conditions of Union City’s commercial historic district, a .2-mile portion of Main Street, and in June feedback was gathered from community members, elected officials and business and property owners. The initial draft of the Historic Preservation Plan is now ready for review. The plan details improvements to public spaces in downtown and provides recommendations for building maintenance, signage, lighting and streetscape improvements.

Facade improvement plans have been developed for multiple historic buildings. The facade improvement plans provide property owners with a history of each site, detailed suggestions for improvements, ideal phasing for the improvements and cost estimates. A few non-historic buildings also received facade improvement plans in order to better integrate them with the surrounding historic buildings.

Following the second public meeting, and after incorporating public feedback, the Historic Preservation Plan will be finalized and presented at a public hearing in the fall. The meeting on Aug. 29 invites the public to provide the consultant team with feedback on the Historic Preservation Plan. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP via email to secretary@ucborough.us or call 814-438-2331 by Friday, Aug. 23.