BROOKLYN — Bed-Stuy is one step closer to designating another historic district.
Board members and representatives of elected official met with LPC Executive Director Sarah Carroll on May 26, during which they received word of the commitment, attendees said.
The upcoming vote is “long overdue,” according to CB3 Landmarks Chair Evelyn Collier.
Approximately 800 buildings are covered within the proposed boundaries, which span from Bedford to Tompkins avenues and Monroe to Fulton streets.
Queen Anne, Italianate, Romanesque and Renaissance Revival structures are among the buildings and row houses. The area is also home to four designated landmarks, including the Alhambra Apartments on Nostrand Avenue and Boys' High School on Marcy Avenue.
The LPC held a community forum with Bedford-Stuyvesant residents in 2013 to discuss the planned district.
Supporters of the historic designation look to preserve the neighborhood’s 19th-century character and architecture amid the influx of modern-style developments, while opponents argue it would increase renovation costs and rent prices while driving out long-time residents.
"The Commission anticipates doing significant community outreach prior to scheduling a vote," said Damaris Olivo, LPC's Director of Communications.
The proposed Bedford Historic District is just blocks away from the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, which received approval in 1971. Its extension was approved in 2013.
Neighbors are still working on designating historic districts for Stuyvesant East, Stuyvesant North and Stuyvesant West.