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20200864 Ballston Ave Townhomes - SSPF Letter (2) Saratoga Spring ,, Preservation Foundation January 18, 2018 Mr. Mark Torpey, Chair (:: 5?-/----7,-. Plat ring Board F I City Hall PRESERVATION 474 Broadway ffit.F EAR Saratoga Springs, NY12866 IF r _. RE: 96 Ballston Avenue 9 '\ c 1 Dear Mr. Torpey, iti, i.1 The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has reviewed the application for proposed pp o p oposed _ _ town house development at 96 and 116 Ballston Avenue. Board of Directors The Foundation has done preliminary research on the historic house located at 96 Linda Harvey-Opiteck Ballston Avenue. The house is located on land that was formerly the Woodlea estate of President John K. Beekman. In 1873 a map was drawn to subdivide the former Woodlea estate. At Bill Willard that time a few lots were sold and houses were built on Union, Perry, Aletta, South (now Vice President Lincoln Avenue) streets, and on the corner of Ballston Avenue and Livingston Street. A neighborhood of modest homes developed along Union, South, Finaly and Perry streets Matthew Veitch Treasurer and on both sides of Ballston Avenue leading to Geyser Spring. More research is needed, but the house appears to have been constructed circa 1906 based on the information thus Jessica Niles far and the architectural style of the house. The house may be eligible for listing on the Secretary National Register of Historic Places. Caroline Cardone Shane Cassidy The house may be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It Cynthia Corbett Alicia Czerwinski should be noted that the Design Review Commission may deem the house as Rowena Daly architecturally or historically significant, in which case the criteria for demolition as Seth D. Finkell James Gold outlined in the Architectural Review Ordinance will need to be met. The Foundation Liz Israel recommends that the Design Review Commission provide an advisory opinion regarding Douglas Keir the demolition of this historic st - ctur'e. Richard King Michelle Paquette-Deuel Cindy Spence Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration. Meredith Woolford Sincerely, James Iettlewell emeritus *tteeff., 'tr, ppLite... 1.1.116 .4 'e , 011110441eLmo A poit°14(4) Matthew E. Veitch S . mantha Bosshart President - Executive Director Cc: Kate Maynard, Principal Planner EDP LLP, Agent Ballston Avenue Partners, LLC, Appliant Steve Rowland, Chair of the Design Review Commission Bradley Birge, Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development 112 Spring Srrcc ¢ _ Suite 2 (0 Saratoga Springs. NY 12g66 5- J8 - 587 - 503 (i