Tell the Landmarks Preservation Commission to Vote Against Big Development


It is of crucial importance that community members voice their opposition to the 959 Sterling Place project at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 20.

THIS IS OUR BIGGEST BATTLE: the LPC has the authority to decide whether this project moves forward.

While we oppose the project on many grounds, the LPC only considers arguments related to the preservation of the historical landmark and the architectural integrity of the neighborhood. Therefore, in order to win this, we must make arguments that fall within LPC’s narrow purview.

The LPC asks that people submit written testimony ahead of the hearing. We HIGHLY encourage those who will be most affected by the project to write their own letter (and also give an oral testimony at the hearing itself). We have training materials on our site and you can email us with any questions.

However, if you cannot write your own letter, then by all means, send the pre-drafted letter we are providing here. If you don't want to go through Action Network to send this letter, you can access the script and instructions here.

Anyone who opposes the project can send a letter, regardless of their location.