Neighborhood Group Prepares Lawsuit Against City Over Two Bridges Towers

Posted on: December 12th, 2018 at 5:01 am by

“The City is trying to violate its own law to approve the luxury towers on the Two Bridges waterfront,” announces a flyer from the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors.

Mere days after City Council leveled a lawsuit against the City Planning Commission for green-lighting the trio of skyscrapers, more such opposition is in store.

The aforementioned grassroots organization is hosting a community town hall this evening (P.S. 2, 122 Henry Street, 6pm) to discuss “next steps,” as well as unveil details of a forthcoming lawsuit against the city. This imminent legal action differs from that of City Council, which is hoping to force the three developers into the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

LESON’s lofty goal is to prevent all development along the South Street waterfront.

As previously reported, JDS and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will erect a 1,008-foot rental building that cantilevers over a senior center, designed by SHoP Architects (247 Cherry Street); L+M and CIM will build a 798 and 728-foot tower beast in the parking lot behind Lands End II, designed by Handel Architects (260 South Street); and Starrett will impart a 724-foot tower, designed by Perkins Eastman (259 Clinton Street). The developments will together flood the neighborhood, largely low-income, with some 3,000 additional apartments.

We’re told that the action might be filed before Christmas.

The new Lower East Side waterfront

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