Greenwich Village the Focus of Two Large Redevelopment Plans

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On January 23, 2012, the City Planning Commission unanimously approved the Rudin family’s controversial plan for the redevelopment of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus.  Click here to see our previous blog item from September 20, 2011, which provides details on the project.  Some opponents of the plan argue that the proposal is out of scale and too dense, would create traffic, and should incorporate affordable housing, and that the site should be redeveloped with a new full service hospital.  However, despite the opposition, the City Planning Commission determined that the project would revitalize and reactivate the neighborhood.  The City Council has until March 12, 2012 to review the plan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Department of City Planning Introduces New Special District for Upper-West Side

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The New York City Department of City Planning (“DCP”) has introduced a new rezoning plan for the upper-west side of Manhattan intended to preserve the multi-store character of the neighborhood.  By limiting allowable retail store frontage, the City seeks to maintain and promote a diverse retail environment by ensuring that block-fronts along certain avenues continue to offer multiple retail venues, and that block-fronts are not dominated by banks, and large chain stores and pharmacies like CVS or Duane Reade.

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