Soho Historic District Set to Get Bigger Tuesday

soho exten Soho Historic District Set to Get Bigger TuesdayLooks like the Soho Historic District is expanding.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission put the Soho historic district on its agenda for Tuesday, a sign that the agency is ready to expand the boundaries of the cast-iron historic district, extending building and development restrictions a bit to the east and west of the current boundaries (the district currently is bounded by Houston, Canal, West Broadway, and Crosby).

The extension, more or less, adds half a block to the eastern and western edges.

As Historic Districts Council notes, it would add a bunch of new cast-iron buildings . However, based on the boundaries from this map, it seems it would also include a BP gas station on the southern border.

ebrown@observer.com