(The) preservation of the Village’s heritage and character by establishing a policy which will protect and enhance historic buildings in the Village will enhance the cultural, educational, economic and general welfare of the public, and ensure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the Village consistent with its unique heritage and character.
Why can’t the City of Long Beach do the same thing? Instead, we are stuck with Fucco (Fake Beige Stucco) and the destruction of our downtown character. Walk along W. Park Avenue and really look at the new buildings/renovations that occured in the past year or so. You can’t miss them because they stick out like a sore thumb. How do these buildings fit in with the character of Long Beach? The answer is: They don’t. These new buildings are not consistent with Long Beach’s unique heritage and character. 118 to 134 E. Park Avenue would make a great looking strip mall one would find in any town on Hempstead Turnpike. Not here.