Department of City Planning

Watch the City Planning Hearing on LES Supertalls [VIDEO]

Posted October 25, 2018 at 5:05 am

One week ago, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the deluge of development slated for the Lower East Side waterfront. It was a marathon session attended by dozens in the community, plus the developers who are collectively vying to add additional luxury towers in Two Bridges. The day was stacked with testimony, […]

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More than 100 Speakers Lambast Two Bridges Mega-Towers at City Planning Hearing

Posted October 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

Yesterday was a day of reckoning for the Two Bridges community on the waterfront. The City Planning Commission held the final public hearing regarding the Environmental Impact State for a trio of controversial skyscrapers along South Street. As previously reported, three developers (JDS Development, Starrett Corp., CIM/L+M) together seek “minor modifications” to the current zoning […]

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City Planning Commission to Consider Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Tomorrow

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

The City Planning Commission will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss a potential zoning change that would help yield an eight-story boutique hotel beside the 1832-era Merchant’s House Museum. Community Board 2 outright denied the proposition at the end of May. Now, it’s the real show. (The Landmark Preservation Commission did previously approve the plans.) […]

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The City Doesn’t Care About a Wall of Glass to Blight the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Be very afraid … but not surprised. The city certainly doesn’t care about the inevitable wall of glass to rise on the Lower East Side waterfront. Word came down the pike last week that the City Planning Commission denied the community’s desperate request for a land review procedure (aka “ULURP”) with regard to three large-scale […]

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City Planning Commission Approves SPURA Development Plan

Posted August 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

Ready the cranes, pile-drivers, and backhoes. SPURA is entering a new era of redevelopment after lying fallow for fifty years.

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Borough President Scott Stringer Urges Bowery Rezoning

Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Through the tireless efforts of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, the issue of preserving the eastern side of the Bowery through rezoning is again at the forefront.

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