LPC first surveyed Bed-Stuy in the 1970s, resulting in the creation of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District in 1973.
Since then, residents have requested the creation of additional historic districts, but in the mysterious fashion common to city agencies, no further areas were designated until the advent of 2009′s Alice and Agate Courts Historic District.
But now, according to the Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historic preservation, LPC has completed a study of 7 proposed Bed-Stuy historic districts and will hold public hearings for residents of each district either late this year or in 2011.
Since the original proposals for new historic districts were drawn up in the 1980s (yes, almost 30 years ago), the boundaries may change, but below is a snapshot of and link to the Google map showing the proposed historic districts. The purple outline is the existing Stuyvesant Heights district and the blue lines are the new districts, including an expansion of the Stuy Heights boundaries:
I’m pleased to see some attention being paid to the northern part of the hood, because there are many gorgeous buildings and beautiful blocks up there that deserve some love.
For more details on the proposed changes, the LPC timeline (probably another 8-10 years–no surprise there), and information on how these changes may affect local homeowners, the Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation has a fact sheet here.