Park Slope Historic District To Grow


park Park Slope Historic District To GrowBrownstone-lined Park Slope is soon to get a new restriction on out-of-scale development. After years of urging by advocacy groups, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected next week to enter into the designation process a 564-building swath of Park Slope that would serve as an extension of the existing Park Slope Historic District, which has nearly 2,000 buildings.

Late Friday, the action—known as “calendaring”—was placed on the agenda for Tuesday’s LPC meeting. Nearly all districts that are calendared ultimately end up being designated as historic districts.

The Park Slope Civic Council has some info on the proposed district here (and it has a map of a larger proposal). The proposed district extension would principally cover both sides of Seventh Avenue, running from Seventh Street to 16th Street, along with some side streets.