Historic Preservation Projects
Successful planning relies on having a strong “sense of place” and knowing the history and culture of a community. G/FLRPC has expertise in community design, historical research, and supporting historic preservation. Often the term “urban design” is used but good design and planning is not just for urban places. Therefore, we prefer the more inclusive “community design” since rural areas, hamlets, villages, towns, and cities all deserve thoughtfully designed places and spaces.
History and historic preservation is a big part of what creates the “sense of place” in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. The region’s long history- going back tens of thousands of years to the glaciers that created the Finger Lakes and other scenic landforms, to Indigenous peoples, to European-American settlement- are part of what makes this a vibrant and attractive place to live, work, and visit.