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To make the case for expanding the Park Slope Historic District

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phase 1 Expansion Map

Somehow Brownstoner managed to obtain a map of the calendared first phase of the Park Slope Historic District expansion. Unclear how they got it; we have been unable to locate it on the LPC's website. Excerpt shown below; click here for the full version.

7th Street is at the top; 16th Street at the bottom; 7th Avenue is at the left. The existing historic district, designated in 1973, is outlined in blue. The proposed expansion, comprising over 500 buildings, is outlined in red:

Significantly, the LPC decided to include the entire west side of Bartel-Pritchard Square (actually a circle, at lower right), because of the way that side creates a kind of special "gateway" into 15th Street.

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