Main Eric Adams as we speak gave the nod to Landmarks Preservation Fee Chair Sarah Carroll to function the top of the company for one more seven-year time period. The transfer comes recent on the heels of the surprising demolition in July of a Mattress Stuy mansion the company was contemplating landmarking, stunning neighbors and preservationists.
Former Main Invoice de Blasio selected Carroll to move the LPC in 2018, after preservationists had complained for months the company was not doing its job. Her appointment was hailed by many within the preservation neighborhood.
In her time as chair, Carroll has overseen the designation of six historic districts and 7 particular person landmarks in Brooklyn (the bulk in 2019), together with the extremely anticipated Sundown Park and East twenty fifth Avenue historic districts and Downtown Brooklyn abolitionist home at 227 Duffield Avenue.
She has additionally been on the middle of some landmarking controversies, together with the aforementioned demolition of the Jacob Dangler mansion and the event of the Hebron Faculty website.
In a press launch, which additionally introduced appointments to the Taxi and Limousine Fee and Metropolis Planning Fee, Adams stated he was nominating “extremely succesful people to convey their experience to our group and serve New Yorkers throughout the 5 boroughs.”
“This group defines abilities, knowhow, and a dedication to neighborhood engagement, and I urge the Metropolis Council to substantiate them promptly so we are able to proceed to ‘Get Stuff Accomplished’ for all of our metropolis’s residents.” The Metropolis Council will assessment the nominations.
Carroll has labored on the LPC since 1994 and previous to her function as chair she served as LPC’s government director. She has a grasp’s diploma in historic preservation from the Savannah Faculty of Artwork & Design.