Landmarks Preservation Commission Set to Launch Virtual Public Hearings

Cobble Hill. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings will resume next week after being on hold since mid March.

    Plans call for the first virtual LPC hearing, scheduled for April 21, to take place via Zoom, which will allow for public participation. No details on how to participate are available as of yet on the LPC Covid-19 info page, but the hearing will also be broadcast live on the LPC’s YouTube channel. To make up for the missed March meetings, an additional May meeting has been added. You can check out all the meetings agendas here.

    While the office is closed, applications are also being accepted and reviewed electronically. Forms are available on the LPC website along with the LPC Permit Guidebook, which outlines when permits are required for work on an individual landmark or a building within a historic district.

    At least one other city department has had issues with holding meetings over Zoom. The Department of Education last week said it would move its classroom instruction off Zoom and onto Microsoft Teams in an attempt to avoid pranksters interrupting meetings, known as Zoom bombing.

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