Landmarks Moves Long-in-the-Works Boerum Hill Extension Closer to Designation

Bergen Street between Bond and Nevins streets. Photo by Susan De Vries


The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted today to “calendar” a long-in-the-works extension of the Boerum Hill Historic District.

The next step is a public hearing and, if approved, the extension would enlarge the existing historic district by several blocks and include a stretch of historic shops on Atlantic Avenue as well as modest early and mid 19th century brick row houses.

The extension has been a long time coming. One was proposed back in 1977.

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Wyckoff Street between Bond and Nevins streets. Photo by Susan De Vries

The Boerum Hill Association proposed an extension of the district again, in 2016. That proposal would extend the line of the district north to State Street and further south past Wyckoff Street.

What was evaluated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at today’s is slightly smaller than the 2016 proposal.

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The 1977 and the 2016 proposed extensions. Image via Boerum Hill Association

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