Preservation groups and others were unanimous in their praise for the appointment of Sarah Carroll, a longtime LPC staff member, as head of the agency.
An LPC commissioner since 2008, Bland will take over as interim chair until a new chair has been appointed.
Will the changes streamline the application process or pave the way for development at the expense of historic preservation?
Preservationists outraged by recent LPC decisions have complained the group is not doing its job.
In an unusual move, preservation groups across New York City have signed a joint letter requesting that the LPC withdraw their proposed rules amendments.
A majority of people spoke against the Landmark Preservation Commission’s proposed rule amendments at an unusually crowded and contentious public hearing Tuesday.
Two dozen neighborhood groups have signed onto a letter calling for the replacement of Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan with "someone with a proven track record and expertise in historic preservation."