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File #: 16-0751    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance Designating Dietz Building as Historic Landmark
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/25/2016 In control: Economic and Housing Development
On agenda: 6/15/2016 Final action: 7/7/2016
Title: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING TITLE 41"THE NEWARK ZONING AND LAND USE REGULATIONS" TO ADD THE DIETZE BUILDING, WHICH IS LOCATED AT 60-64 UNION STREET, BLOCK 185, LOT 68, AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK WITHIN THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (EAST WARD).
Related files: 16-1817
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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING TITLE 41"THE NEWARK ZONING AND LAND USE REGULATIONS" TO ADD THE DIETZE BUILDING, WHICH IS LOCATED AT 60-64 UNION STREET, BLOCK 185, LOT 68, AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK WITHIN THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (EAST WARD).

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WHEREAS, the Historic Preservation Element of the Master Plan of the City of Newark recognizes the importance of Historic Sites in the City; and

WHEREAS, any interested party may nominate a historic landmarks or district for local designation pursuant to the City of Newark revised general Ordinance, Title 41 Chapter 10; and

WHEREAS, in 1890, machinist Lewis H. Watson built, what is commonly known as "The Dietze Building," which is located at 60-64 Union Street, Block 185, Lot 68 (between Ferry Street and Lafayette Street) in the Ironbound section of the City of Newark (the "Property"); and

WHEREAS, in 1927, the Property was damaged by fire, then acquired and reconstructed by the Dietze Realty Corporation with architect Charles F. Ackerman as the architect of record; and

WHEREAS, the Property appears today in similar condition as it was when it originally built in the 1890's; and

WHEREAS, Anker West, Ceramics and Architecture (the "Applicant") submitted an application to the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee to consider designating the Property as a Historic Landmark within the City of Newark; and

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2014, the Applicant was heard by the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee regarding the request to designate the Property as a Historic Landmark; and

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2014, the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee approved of the request to designate the Property as a Historic Landmark and referred the matter to the Central Planning Board for its review and consideration; and

WHEREAS, on September 28, 2015, a public hearing was held by the Central Planning Board regarding the request to designate the Property as...

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