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But we have an unprecedented opportunity to limit or end those air rights transfers in our neighborhood in the future. The City is now moving forward on a rezoning plan that would allow some of those air rights to be used on the 3-block St. John's Terminal site (West & Clarkson Streets). If we do not get the rezoning to include restrictions on future transfers, we will likely never get them and could face further potential for vastly increased development along the Greenwich Village waterfront.
This may be our last chance to protect the Far West Village and Meatpacking District from the threat of increased overdevelopment from air rights. WITHOUT SUCH PROTECTIONS, THE ST. JOHN'S DEVELOPMENT COULD BE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF AIR RIGHTS TRANSFERS IN THIS AREA VASTLY INCREASING DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL.
Here’s How You Can Help:
In the last fifteen years we have helped get more than 1,100 buildings landmarked and zoning protections for nearly one hundred blocks of our neighborhood.I believe we can get our neighborhood the zoning protections against future air rights transfers allowing overdevelopment which it needs