Brooklyn Eagle: The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) announced yesterday that architect Tom van den Bout has been elected president of its board of governors. He succeeds Mary Pat Thornton, who served two years in the post.
Van den Bout is a principle of NV Architects. Later in the article he comments on landmark preservation:
He said he considers that “the BHA’s effort to author a comprehensive Historic District designation report will be a vital step in protecting our neighborhood from the rising pressures of development. I look forward to leading this effort as well as the BHA’s continuing advocacy for making Brooklyn Bridge Park the very best park it can be. I love the sense of community in the Heights and am honored to have the opportunity to help make a difference in preserving one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city.”