🔗Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner
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Binghamton’s small-city culture features year-round events that draw thousands from around the region to our revitalized urban core. A monthly First Friday Art Walk brings visitors through downtown’s ever-expanding network of art galleries and often into the many new restaurants that have made Binghamton a food destination in recent years. Community members and visitors alike look forward to beloved annual events, such as the LUMA Projection Arts Festival, July Fest, Blues on the Bridge, Porchfest and the City’s famous St. Patrick's Parade Day. Binghamton was also the childhood home of Rod Serling, famed American screenwriter, producer and creator of The Twilight Zone.
Develops and administers the work plan for the City’s historic preservation program, including regulatory, planning, educational and training functions; Provides technical assistance and administrative support to the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD), including designation and design review as set forth in the CAUD manual and the state and federal standards; Provides technical assistance to owners of historic and architecturally significant properties; Provides technical assistance to the Planning, Housing and Community Development Department and other City offices with required state and federal project reviews, state and local environmental reviews and with the prevention treatment of historic and architecturally significant City facilities; Creates/maintains a data base of all properties within the city designated within the City historic districts and listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places; Maintains and updates official maps of local historic districts; Prepares annual report of historic preservation activities as required by the New York State Certified Local Government Program and works with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on ongoing projects; Acts as the City’s representative at meetings with federal and state officials on design and implementation of the City’s historic preservation programs and projects; Coordinates and conducts neighborhood based participatory planning process and supervises preparation of neighborhood plans; Serves as liaison to City Hall for neighborhood groups with projects and activities such as playground improvements, development of recreational facilities, protection of neighborhood character and neighborhood stabilization; Acts as lead or support staff for City projects pertaining to land use, housing, accessibility, urban design and other areas of planning, including coordination with other departments, boards, committees and agencies; Researches, prepares applications and administers state, federal and regional grants; Serves on Susquehanna Heritage Area commission as assigned; Performs miscellaneous office work and maintains records of work activities.