This week’s “Friday Find” features great news found out last night! At the HDC meeting held on Thursday, November, 13th the application submitted by Westbay Development to move a North Liberty Street barn was denied, by a vote of 3-2. The controversial application submitted months ago caused concern among many. Neighbors and friends of North Liberty Street who were concerned for the neighborhood’s historic integrity created a Change.org petition. The petition was signed by a total of 227 concerned individuals.
We are happy to see a Nantucket neighborhood rally, such as the North Liberty Street group did to preserve the island’s historic integrity. Last year the National Historic Landmark extended the designation of structures contributing to the island’s historic character to the period of 1900-1975. The barn, located at 29 North Liberty Street dates back to 1972 and therefore falls under this designation. After a long debated application the neighborhood’s historic streetscape will not be altered.