LPC Backlog Initiative Concludes and New Historic District

Posted on January, 20 2017

Since 2015 the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has been working to address a backlog of 95 sites which were calendared, or under consideration for designation, prior to 2010. A large portion of these sites had been calendared for 20 years or more.

The LPC Backlog Initiative is now closed, successfully designating 27 sites in 18 months and cutting through 50 years of backlog!

10 sites were designated in Manhattan, 6 sites in Brooklyn, 3 in Queens, 1 in the Bronx, and 7 sites designated in Staten Island.  To see the full list of sites designated as part of the backlog initiative click here.

LPC also designated a new historic district in Manhattan. The Sullivan-Thompson Historic District contains approximately 157 buildings which include row houses, tenements, commercial buildings, and institutions. This district is notable for its rich immigrant history and its Italian American population. The Sullivan-Thompson Historic District is the 140th New York City Historic District.

For more information about the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District see the LPC press release here.