Last we heard from Queens' West Side Tennis Club, the members had voted not to let developer Cord Meyer buy the club's historic Forest Hills stadium and turn it into luxury condos. The club decided to wait for other redevelopment offers that might better preserve the stadium's historic character. One possibility was a Marriott hotel. Here's what's not a possibility: landmarking. The Rego-Forest Preservation Council informs us that the club received a rejection letter from the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday. The LPC has opted not to consider the property "due to the deteriorated state of the building's architectural features." Preservationists are still hoping for city, state, or federal landmarking for the stadium, but some kind of adaptive reuse is looking a little more likely.
· Iconic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Rejected for Landmark Hearing [RFPC]
· West Side Tennis Club [Curbed]