Tomorrow the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote to calendar the Bedford Historic District, which has been in the works for a few years now. According to the Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation:
Over the past two years, community groups, Council Member Albert Vann and other elected officials, Community Board 3 and local preservation groups have lobbied the LPC to revisit the designation of the Stuyvesant Heights Expansion as well as the designation of the proposed four other proposed districts in Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a result of these actions, LPC staff held a designation hearing for the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District Expansion on August 2, 2011 and will vote to calendar the Bedford Historic District on May 15, 2012.
The residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant are overwhelmingly in favor of the designation of the of the Bedford Historic District and look forward to the swift consideration and designation of additional districts within greater Bedford-Stuyvesant, including, Stuyvesant East, Stuyvesant North, and Stuyvesant West.