Speaking of Park Slope history: the Park Slope Historic District is about to get bigger.
This expansion is situated in the North Slope, the area between Union Street and Flatbush Avenue and above Fifth Avenue. At a meeting with the LPC [NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission] in December 2012, representatives of the Historic District Committee presented further research and petitions signed by North Slope homeowners to press our case to enlarge the boundaries of this expansion beyond what was presented to the committee earlier in the year. As a result, the LPC resurveyed the area and agreed to a modest increase in the boundaries it will formally present to the community.
The map above shows the expansion area (blue outline) as it extends beyond the existing district (red outline).
The LPC and Park Slope Civic Council will hold a meeting with property owners within the area on March 6, Brownstoner reports. Following this, the LPC will hold a formal public hearing before moving forward with a designation report. They predict the plan will be ready to voted on by 2014.
Phase 2 will not likely be the last of the Historic District expansions; the Committee has been in discussion with the LPC for subsequent phases which would consider another 1,000 buildings in the area between Union and Ninth Streets and extending above Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
Image via Park Slope Civic Council