The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Prospect Heights Historic District
PHNDC's effort to designate parts of Prospect Heights as a historic district.

Landmarks Commission releases guide for permit applications

Posted: January 11, 2013 - 10:21am

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has launched a new manual on its website to help property owners in City historic districts (such as the Prospect Heights Historic District) file complete applications that include the correct materials, enabling our staff to review work proposals more expeditiously and issue permits with fewer delays. The LPC Permit Application Guide lists the materials that must be submitted, describes the criteria a project must meet to qualify for a permit, and explains the preservation principles for those criteria. 

New street signs for the Prospect Heights Historic District

Posted: August 3, 2011 - 10:49am

In July, the Department of Transportation installed new street signs throughout the Prospect Heights Historic District. Forty-nine existing signs within the district were replaced. The new street signs will more clearly indicate the boundaries of the Historic District to residents and visitors. Historic markers, each with a map and description of the district, will be installed later this year.

Landmarks Commission issues updated Rowhouse Manual

Posted: August 25, 2010 - 10:28pm

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has updated and revamped its Rowhouse Manual, a handbook that assists owners of the buildings that lie within New York City’s 116 historic districts and extensions maintain their special properties. It also offers step-by-step instructions on how to work successfully and efficiently with the Commission throughout the permit process.

Owners of properties within the Prospect Heights Historic District are encouraged to download and review the updated Rowhouse Manual prior to planning remodeling or maintenance work on their buildings.

Landmarks Commission designates Prospect Heights Historic District

Posted: June 23, 2009 - 11:03pm

On June 23, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Prospect Heights Historic District. With approximately 850 buildings, the new district is the largest created in over twenty years, and ranks as the fifth largest historic district in New York City overall. “Prospect Heights is among Brooklyn’s most distinguished, cohesive neighborhoods because of its architectural integrity and diversity, scale, tree-lined streets and residential character,” said LPC Chairman Tierney. “These features lend the neighborhood its unique sense of place, making it a natural for historic district status.”

LPC distributes building descriptions for proposed historic district

Posted: May 6, 2009 - 8:48am

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the process of preparing the designation report for the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District. Owners of buildings within the district's study area have received (or will receive shortly) descriptions of their properties. After designation, the building description will serve as the baseline against which all future changes to the exterior of the property will be evaluated by LPC.