by Michael R. Allen
Yesterday the Board of Alderman approved on second reading the ordinance that expands the boundaries of the Fox Park Local Historic District to include eighteen blocks at the southern end of the neighborhood. Included in the expansion, shown on the map here, is St. Francis DeSales Roman Catholic Church.
The Board will take votes on both the third and final readings, but the most important hurdles have been cleared and the ordinance should be law soon.
I interviewed Fox Park Neighborhood Association President Ian Simmons about the expansion in May. Read that interview here: “Interview: Why Residents Want the Fox Park Local Historic District Expanded”.
Here are a few images of buildings that now will be protected by the design code of the local district.