Updated with video below on 1/26/2018 at 10:51 AM.
During a meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board on January 25, members of the board postponed taking a final vote on the Proposed Kingman Park Historic District until at least March 22, 2018. Several members of the board expressed doubt that final action will be taken at the March meeting and have instructed the Office of Planning to continue working with the applicants on community outreach and education.
In front of a packed room, the board expressed reservations about community outreach and support. Board members also had questions about the boundaries proposed by the applicant and how they compare to newly released recommendations from the Historic Preservation Office (HPO). Several board members expressed a preference for the boundaries in the plan submitted by HPO while others await additional information.
Langston Civic Association president, Sydelle Moore testified before the panel about community concerns and fielded questions from board members about upcoming development in the area surrounding Hechinger Mall.
The meeting ran an additional 2 hours beyond the scheduled 12 PM end time to hear community comments and concerns most of which were against the proposal or requests for additional information.
A video of the hearing is now available: