Spread the word » Facebook Twitter

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

Image Map

May 11, 2016



IN THIS ISSUE

Hearing on 90’ Tall 85 Jane Street Towers Proposal Thursday 5/12

Hearing on 95’ Tall 11 Jane Street Proposal Monday 5/16

Hearing on Pier 40/St. John’s Mega- Development With No Neighborhood Protections 5/24

 
Hearing on Proposed 85-93 Jane Street Development with 90 ft. Towers Thursday 5/12 at 6:30PM

85 Jane Street
Please attend this very important Community Board public hearing on a proposed development within the Greenwich Village Historic District.  The proposal would raise the existing 1 and 2-story buildings to about 41 feet in height along the street, but would also add a narrow 90 ft. tall glass tower and a 90 ft. tall concrete tower on the rear of the site. 

This low-scale block of Jane Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets has a special historic character (which is why it was included in the Greenwich Village Historic District), which would be profoundly affected by the proposed development.

Read GVSHP’s historic research about the existing buildings here.

HOW TO HELP

The Community Board will issue an advisory opinion on the proposal, so it is critical that they hear from you.  The proposal will eventually be scheduled for a public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which will ultimately decide its fate.


For more information on the proposal, click here.  To receive email updates about this application, click here.

Hearing on Proposed 95 ft. tall Apartment Building at 11 Jane Street Monday, 5/16 at 6:30 PM

11 Jane Street

Please attend this very important Community Board public hearing on a proposed development within the Greenwich Village Historic District.  The proposal would replace the existing 2-story garage building with a new apartment building reaching nearly 95 feet in height (previous filings had indicated a proposed new building of only 75 feet in height). 

This low-scale block of Jane Street between Greenwich Avenue and Hudson Street also has a special historic character (which is why it was included in the Greenwich Village Historic District), which would be profoundly affected by the proposed development.

View the full application here
.

Proposed 11 Jane Street Development


HOW TO HELP:

The Community Board will issue an advisory opinion on the proposal, so it is critical that they hear from you.  The proposal will eventually be scheduled for a public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which will ultimately decide its fate.

To receive email updates about this application, click here.

Hearing on Pier 40/St. John’s Mega-Development With No Neighborhood Protections 5/24

The City is moving ahead with a proposal to upzone and allow a massive development on the 3-block St. John’s Terminal site (Houston and West Streets) WITHOUT any provisions for landmark or zoning protections for vulnerable nearby areas like the South Village, or necessary limits on future air rights transfers from Pier 40 that would continue to allow increased development in our neighborhood.

Under the City's zoning plan, five towers totalling almost two million square feet, as tall as the Trump SoHo, would be built on the St. John's Terminal Building site, while zoning plans to protect nearby historic residential neighborhoods continue to be ignored.

GVSHP and many in the community have urged the City to pair any development plan for this site with long-called-for landmark or zoning protections for the nearby South Village, and to account for and restrict future air rights transfers from Pier 40. 

The proposed 2 million square foot, five building development (six times the size of the nearby Trump SoHo) will be 70% larger than what current zoning for the site allows, and will utilize a transfer of “air rights” from the Hudson River Park made possible by the State Legislature in 2013.  Without the limits we are calling for, this approval will continue to increase development pressure upon the unprotected residential South Village neighborhood south of Houston Street, and would continue to allow for future air rights transfers enabling more oversized waterfront developments in the future.

IT’S CRITICAL THAT WE DEMAND LONG-OVERDUE PROTECTIONS FOR NEARBY RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND NEEDED LIMITS ON FUTURE AIR RIGHTS TRANSFERS IF THIS MEGA-DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE ALLOWED.

HOW TO HELP:


 

        You help make it happen!


              

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to unsubscribe