Threatened Properties

The Eight That Can’t Wait

PACNY’s annual threatened properties list, the Eight That Can’t Wait, is a primary program of the association’s preservation advocacy mission. The purpose of the list is to raise public awareness about historic resources in the five-county Central New York region that are threatened by issues such as neglect, redevelopment, natural disasters, and historically inappropriate alterations. Threatened property lists are a common tool among preservation advocacy organizations and include the National Trust’s “Eleven Most Endangered” list at the national level, and the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” at the state level. In addition to raising public awareness through traditional and social media outlets, PACNY will also track progress on the endangered properties and offer technical assistance to property owners and community members to help achieve a positive outcome. 

Read about each of the 2018 Eight That Can’t Wait  here.

Nominate a threatened historic property for the 2019 Eight That Can’t Wait:

Printable form:
Fillable PDF (for e-mail):

See nomination form for instructions. Please make sure to complete all portions of the form, and include required attachments, including photographs. You may send electronic files via e-mail to, or print and mail to PACNY, 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203. Nominations are due to PACNY (electronic or mail) by August 30, 2019.

How are nominations selected? Read here