The Park Slope Historic District Is Now Bigger and Better!

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated 292 buildings in the North Slope, somewhat inelegantly called the Park Slope Historic District Extension II, on April 12, 2016. It represents another significant step forward towards preserving and protecting Park Slope’s vaunted historic character. It is also the culmination of more than four years of effort by the Civic Council’s Historic District Committee, which was formed in 2007 to inform, organize, and advocate for the expansion of the historic district.

Already the largest historic district in New York City, with the latest addition the Park Slope Historic District now comprises 2,853 buildings … with more to come. The Civic Council developed a master plan in coordination with the LPC in 2008 that envisioned five distinct expansion phases. With the approval of the first two, including the 613 South Slope buildings landmarked in 2012, the committee will now focus on encouraging the LPC to move forward with the review and approval of the first of two extensions in the Center Slope. The first of these encompasses 709 buildings above 6th Avenue and between Union and 7th Street. The LPC has received extensive documentation supporting their designation, and as their first step of the approval process, will review these buildings and propose
specific boundaries for the extension. It will be followed by a meeting for property owners within the
proposed extension area.

The Civic Council is making steady progress towards growing the historic district to truly historic
proportions. Stay tuned for further developments.