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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Landmarking
Recognition by the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission of the architectural significance of certain buildings or groups of buildings. Conveys protection from destruction or uncharacteristic alteration.

PHNDC to propose expansion of National Register Historic District in Prospect Heights

Posted: April 29, 2015 - 3:36pm

Before the Prospect Heights Historic District was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2009, the neighborhood was home to a National Register Historic District listed earlier in 1983. The current Prospect Heights NR district consists of 305 contributing buildings constructed between 1865 and 1900, mostly situated between Prospect Place, Bergen Street, Carlton Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue.

The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government's list of districts, buildings and sites deemed worthy of preservation. Unlike in a New York City Landmark district, properties in a National Register district are not protected from uncharacteristic alteration or demolition. However, owners of income-producing properties contributing to a National Register district may be eligible for a 20% investment tax credit for rehabilitation of a historic building through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program. Tax credits for certain income-producing and owner-occupied properties in a National Register District are also available through programs offered by the State of New York.

Preserving Prospect Heights

Start Date: 
May 18, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Zoning
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council to find out how property owners can improve their historic buildings, while helping to preserve the character of Prospect Heights.

Learn how owners of properties in the Prospect Heights National Register Historic District may qualify for tax credits from Federal and State governments when completing renovation projects that can help offset construction costs. You'll also find out about PHNDC's efforts to expand the National Register District to include nearly 970 buildings.

Hear about what to expect when planning a construction project in the New York City Landmark Prospect Heights Historic District

Finally, we'll talk about a new initiative from the City to increase building height limits in neighborhoods like Prospect Heights that make use of contextual zoning. Zoning for Quality and Affordability seeks in part to make it easier to develop affordable housing for families and seniors, and we'll discuss what the proposal may mean for our neighborhood.

Guest speakers:

  • Daniel McEneny, Community Preservation Services Bureau, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • Jared Knowles, Director of Preservation, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents all of Prospect Heights. General meetings of the Community Board provide an opportunity for community members to become informed as to issues related to land use, transportation, safety and security, economic development and other topics that affect the neighborhood. For more information, please see www.brooklyncb8.org.

Open to: 
General public

Demystifying Landmarks: A panel discussion

Start Date: 
April 29, 2014 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Historical Society
Location: 
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

You own a brownstone or live in a landmarked district, but what happens when you want to make a repair or change? Learn about what the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission does, what your neighborhood association can do, the research resources Brooklyn Historical Society can provide, and your neighbors’ experiences. Panelists include Tom van den Bout, architect and former Brooklyn Heights Association President, William Neeley, Jr., Deputy Director of Preservation at NYC Landmarks, Elizabeth Call, Head of Reference and User Services at BHS, as well Prospect Heights homeowner Leslie Feder and a local building manager.  This panel will give attendees practical tips on how to navigate a construction or renovation project through the Landmarks approval process.

Tickets are $5 (free to BHS members) and can be reserved here
Open to: 
General public (tickets required)

Prospect Heights community forum with elected officials

Start Date: 
February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

Concerned about neighborhood schools, traffic, security, development and affordable housing?

Bring your questions about these and other local issues to a forum with your elected representatives in City and State government. Joining us will be

  • State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
  • State Senator Eric Adams
  • Assemblyman Walter Mosley
  • City Council Member Letitia James
Open to: 
General public

Landmarks Commission releases guide for permit applications

Posted: January 11, 2013 - 10:21am

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has launched a new manual on its website to help property owners in City historic districts (such as the Prospect Heights Historic District) file complete applications that include the correct materials, enabling our staff to review work proposals more expeditiously and issue permits with fewer delays. The LPC Permit Application Guide lists the materials that must be submitted, describes the criteria a project must meet to qualify for a permit, and explains the preservation principles for those criteria.