Landmarks Preservation and the Law: Private Opportunity and the Public Good

Summer 1979, Vol 4, No 1

Abstract: “Restoration,” “renovation,” and “adaptive re-use” represent three significantly different treatments to which older buildings lend themselves; and it is important that governmental bodies, the real estate industry, and the general public understand the different goals in each case. Constraints on a private developer unrelated to the chief goals in mind in a particular case may lessen the economic feasibility of projects whose completion may be strongly in the public interest.