Public Hearing on Two Bridges Skyscrapers Happening this Morning

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 at 5:08 am by

The new Lower East Side waterfront

Today is a pivotal day in the life of the proposed super-tall towers on the Lower East Side waterfront. The City Planning Commission is holding the final public hearing later this morning on the controversial application for the three new large-scale developments.

Members of the public who attend will have a chance to speak (three minutes each).

As previously reported, three developers (JDS Development, Starrett Corp., CIM/L+M) together seek “minor modifications” to the current zoning that would allow larger constructions than permitted under the Two Bridges Large-Scale Residential Development site plan (from 1972). The hearing will further delve into the Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed projects.

Get ready for a shitshow on the steps of 120 Broadway, the Commission’s headquarters.

Groups from across the social and political spectrum are expected to rally against the construction of these skyscrapers. Even several hard-hat unions will be in attendance to protest the CIM Group involvement, whom they allege “has hired bad Construction Management Companies who have violated standards that protect New York’s construction workforce.” (Our inbox is flooded with calls to arms.)

The public hearing is slated for 10:00am at 120 Broadway, in the lower lower concourse hearing room.

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