Two Bridges Developers Propose Subway Enhancements to Gain Favor; Community Wins Extension for EIS Review
Yesterday’s rally and subsequent march regarding three new super-tall towers on the waterfront, orchestrated by Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, was successful. The community fought for an extension to review the draft Environmental Impact Statement released two weeks before the Community Board 3 summer recess.
The advisory body has sixty days to review and vote on the documents, but the clock now starts a couple months on. Indeed, the public meeting was rescheduled for October 17.
Meanwhile, Curbed also reported yesterday that the triumvirate of developers (JDS Development Group, Starrett Corporation, and L+M Development Partners) aims to impart several neighborhood improvements. Included in the proposal – revamp the decaying East Broadway subway station and a new entrance at Rutgers and Madison Streets; ADA-accessibilty to the train station (which is a first); upgrades to local Coleman, Captain Jacob Joseph, and Little Flower Playgrounds worth $15 million; various streetscape improvements; and flood resiliency measures.