Clinton Hill historic district denied by LPC

New York /
Jun.June 07, 2012 01:30 PM

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has rejected a proposal to Landmark The Lefferts Place Historic District in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the Local reported. The area between Washington and Bedford avenues and Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue would have been the district’s boundaries.

The reason behind the rejection is a lack of uniform appearance. Though the proposed district does have mid-19th century row houses and early-20th century apartment buildings and churches, there are also “architectural adjustments” that disqualify the zone’s official historic designation.

“There are a number of empty lots or other intrusions that disrupt the cohesion of the streetscape and do not relate to the surrounding row houses,” an LPC spokesperson told the Local, “compromising the area’s special sense of place.”

As reported earlier, the Real Estate Board of New York has teamed up with several real estate and labor organizations to limit the amount of sites deemed to be landmarks. They claim that the Bloomberg administration’s aggressive landmarking campaign hinders development and contributes to a housing shortage. [The Local]


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