De Blasio announces nomination for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair


May 2014, Volume 11, Number 2

Meenakshi Srinivasan

De Blasio announces nomination for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair

This morning the Mayor’s choice for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair was announced – architect and urban planner Meenakshi Srinivasan.

Ms. Srinivasan, a native of India, has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from New Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture and a master’s degree in city planning, urban design, and architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990 she began work at the Department of City Planning, and in 2000 was named deputy director of Planning’s Manhattan office where she led the Special Midtown District Theater Subdistrict rezoning, the Sixth Avenue rezoning, and the Hudson Yards Master Plan.

Ms. Srinivasan has been the Chair of the Board of Standards and Appeals for the past decade where she strove to increase transparency of the review process and to ensure that decisions were consistent, thorough, and legally defensible. In her  Chair’s greeting on the BSA website, Ms. Srinivasan writes, “Sound growth and development, and preservation of neighborhoods are paramount to the well being of the City and its future.”

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