CB3 Proposes Special East Village District to Encourage Retail Diversity

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 at 10:32 am by

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Community Board 3 Economic Development Committee

Public Forum: Special Zoning District

Please join us for a presentation and give comments on a proposed special district in the East Village.

A special district is an overlay to modify the zoning of an area to meet specific goals. CB3 is considering a special district proposal to encourage retail diversity and better promote small and independent businesses.

All members of the public will be allowed to speak for two minutes as time allows.

We want to hear from the community!

Date:
Wednesday, June 7th

Time:
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location:
Sirovich Senior Center & Volunteers of America-Greater New York
12th Street Residence
331 East 12th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)

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