Representatives from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and the Fairport Historic Preservation Commission will host a meeting to propose the establishment of the Potter National Historic District at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Potter Mansion, 53 W. Church St., Fairport.
This proposed district is to include the Potter Mansion, Potter Community Center, Potter Park, residences on Potter Place and two tangent properties on West Church Street.
Virginia Bartos, national register analyst from NYSOPR will be present to explain the proposed historic district and answer questions.
The meeting is open to the public. Property owners, realtors, contractors, business and community leaders and those interested in how historic preservation provides opportunities for community reinvestment are encouraged to attend.
Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places qualify for tax credits and other financial incentives. For more tax credit information, see the NYS OPRHP website at parks.ny.gov/shpo/tax-credit-programs.
“The FHPC has been locally designating village structures since 2007 when the commission was formed,” said Fairport Mayor Fritz May. “Locally we have over 35 designated structures. Listed on the National Register are 5 structures and 2 bridges. The Potter Historic District will become Fairport’s first district listed on the National Register later in 2017.”