Central Lansingburgh Historic District
504-512 Second Avenue. October 2021 Photo: Marissa Marvelli
A Brief History of the Project
The City of Troy began the nominating process for the Lansingburgh Historic District for State and National Register Listings in 2021. The designation is an effort to continue and accelerate revitalization around the area envisioned in 1770 by Abraham J. Lansing as a thriving riverport market center for raw products from the Mohawk Valley and upper Hudson River region.
Listing in the National Register provides property owners with important economic incentives for restoration through Historic Tax Credits. National Register Listing places no burden on property owners unless they wish to access tax credits of up to 50% of restoration costs.
The Central Lansingburgh Historic District includes properties from 110th Street to 120th Street. (see map below)
On February 27, 2023, the City of Troy received the notification that the Central Lansingburgh Historic District was approved to be added to the National Registry of Historic Places. The nomination, prepared by Neil Larson and Associates, a historic preservation consultant based in Kingston, NY, was funded by the City of Troy and the Troy Redevelopment Foundation, with oversight and assistance from the New York State Office of Historic Preservation.
Please note this project works in conjunction with Troy's recently adopted 485-V Tax abatement, that phases in tax increases related to any improvements, over a 10 year period. For more information on this and other programs, please reach out to our Economic Development Office.
- Map of Proposed District (JPG)
- NYS Commercial Tax Credit Handout and FAQ (PDF)
- NYS Homeowner Tax Credit Handout and FAQ (PDF)
- What is the Lansingburgh Historic District (PDF)
- Historic Preservation Guidelines for Troy, NY (PDF)
- Link to NYS Historic Preservation Office Regional Contacts
- Link to the State and National Registry of Historic Places
- Link to additional historical NYS Tax Credit Programs for historical properties