The Landmarks Preservation Commission is trying to clear its backlog of 95 properties that have been sitting on its calendar since before 2010. On Tuesday, it held a public hearing for those items that are in the borough of Brooklyn, that land of Kings. Among them was the 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery. It has been on the calendar for over a decade and support for designating the entire site as a landmark was limited, though support for designating specific parts of it was greater.
One of the largest new residential projects filed in Crown Heights last year was 111 Montgomery Street, a 12-story apartment building planned for a lot next to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Developer PWR Holdings has put the site on the market, and YIMBY has a rendering for the building that could rise there.
Heritage Equity Partners and Rabsky Group’s big residential development is finally rising at 564 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Crown Heights.
A New York City icon is back on track to become a permanent fixture. On Thursday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission began the process of clearing its 95-item backlog and the day’s session included the items from Queens, the city’s largest borough by area. Among those items was the Pepsi-Cola sign. Almost nobody testified against designating it a landmark.
One of the more controversial items in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog is the Douglaston Historic District Extension in Queens. The proposal got a public hearing on Thursday – the first since 2008. While advocates are supporting the designation, many homeowners are tired of being left in limbo and are against it.