The Pelham Preservation Society opposed the original proposal for a new building at 139 Fifth Avenue because
we found the design to be inconsistent with the architectural character of Pelham's downtown and out of scale with the residential
neighborhoods to the east and west. There was wide-spread neighborhood participation in the review process before the
Architectural Review Board and the Planning Board. Pelham Preservation Society representatives appeared at each of these
meetings and advocated for a smaller building and a more contextual design that tied into the adjoining historic apartment
building. Through these efforts and thanks to a responsive developer, his talented architect and an engaged and attentive
Architectural Review Board, the project was reduced by a full story and the facade was completely redesigned. The Pelham
Preservation Society supports the final design for this building.
163 Wolfs Lane (Citgo Station next to Pelham Picture house), a 28-unit, 5-story building.
Approved by Board of Trustees. While the facade of this building was improved somewhat through the review process, the
Pelham Preservation Society opposes this project because it is out of scale with the residential homes located behind the
site and sits too closely to the property lines of our Pelham neighbors on Brookside Avenue. It also is out of scale
with and pays no deference to the adjacent historic Pelham Picture House. The proposed building is being built under
a recently-enacted "Business District Floating Zone," which the Pelham Preservation Society opposed. The building would be four stories taller than all the other buildings along Wolfs Lane from Sparks Avenue to the
Boulevard, which are almost entirely single-story buildings. We are hopeful that this project will not proceed.
Pelham Preservation Society is Evaluating & Monitoring:
Proposed "Pelham House" Apartments
Concept Drawing for New Village Municipal Building
The "Pelham House" project would cover the block bounded by Fifth Avenue, Fourth Avenue
and Third Street and would involve the demolition of the village parking decks, the village fire house and the previous "Capital
One" bank building across the street to allow for the construction of an apartment building and a new Village of Pelham
fire house and municipal building. The Pelham Preservation Society is currently monitoring and evaluating this project.