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February 8, 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

Gansevoort Demolition/Oversized Development Proposal Back at Landmarks Tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 9

Save Our Neighborhood Zoning Protections this  Wednesday, Feb. 10

Latest Landmarks Applications




Gansevoort Demolition/Oversized Development Proposal Back at Landmarks Tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 9

The proposal to demolish a pair of 1-2 story historic market buildings on Gansevoort Street and replace them with new buildings up to 120 feet tall, as well as triple the height of other 2-story market buildings on the street, will return to the Landmarks Preservation Commission next Tuesday, February 9th at 11:15 am.  The developers have not changed their plan, but will be responding to the litany of criticisms their proposal received from the public at the hearing in November, as well as feedback from the Commissioners.

While the public will not be allowed to speak at this public meeting, it’s vital that we have a large presence to remind the Commissioners of the strength of our opposition
(GVSHP will provide stickers for you to wear so the Commissioners are aware of your opposition).  GVSHP is strongly opposed to this plan, which would fundamentally alter the character of this historic cobblestoned street at the heart of the Gansevoort Market Historic District, of which GVSHP successfully proposed and secured landmark designation in 2003.

Find out more about the proposal here and here.

HOW TO HELP:
  • Come to the Landmarks Preservation Commission public meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 11:15 am (start time is approximate; multiple items will be heard that day – arrive early to ensure you don’t miss the beginning) at the LPC, Municipal Building, One Centre Street (at Chambers Street), 9th floor.  Listen to the presentation, and (if you like) grab a “Save Gansevoort” sticker to wear from GVSHP to let the Commissioners know why you’re there.

  • Write the Landmarks Preservation Commission NOW urging them to reject the proposal> >

Save Our Neighborhood Zoning Protections this Wednesday, Feb. 10  

The fate of height limits for new development in our communities which we fought years to secure will soon be decided by the City Council.  The Mayor wants to gut these neighborhood zoning protections, claiming it will improve the “quality and affordability” of new construction in our city.  GVSHP and many others have demonstrated this claim is patently false (read more here).  WE NEED YOU TO HELP FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING LIMITS!

The plan will be heard at the City Council this Wednesday (as well as this Tuesday – the same day as the Gansevoort public meeting).  You can sign up in the morning (or any time), get a speaker number, and track when your number will be called via the live feed at Bit.ly/NYCCvideo or the Council’s twitter feed at twitter.com/nyccouncil.  There will likely be hours between your signing up to speak and being called.

The Mayor’s rezoning proposal will have long-lasting effects upon development in our neighborhoods, turning back the clock on years of progress to protect community scale and character.  Find out how they would particularly impact University Place and surrounding blocks, the Far West Village, the South Village, the East Village, and affordable housing.

HOW TO HELP:

  • Write the City Council NOW urging them to reject the Mayor’s rollback of neighborhood zoning protections > >

  • Come to the public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and testify AGAINST the rezoning plan.  The hearing begins at 9:30 am at City Hall, though public testimony is not expected to begin until 11:30 am.  Speakers get 3 minutes.  Click here for more details and how you can track the progress of speakers.  Use the sample letter here as testimony.

  • If you can’t make it on the 10th, you can also testify on Feb. 9.  That hearing also begins at 9:30 am at City Hall, though public testimony is not expected to begin until 11:30 am.  Speakers get 3 minutes.  Click here for more details and how you can track the progress of speakers.  Use the sample letter here as testimony.

Latest Landmarks Applications

GVSHP provides an ongoing record of all applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village) that require a public hearing before they can be approved. These proposals range from minor alterations to large additions, demolition, and new construction on landmarked sites.

Find out about the application, when the Community Board and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings will take place, and how you can weigh in before decisions are made. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of changes in the status of the application.


26 West 11th Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016



176 Bleecker Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016



88 Perry Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016


100 West 12th Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016





21 Bleecker Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016




31 Charlton Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016



66 Bedford Street
CB2 Hearing: 02/11/2016



The new applications above are scheduled to be heard in the near future at the Community Board, the LPC, or both. Click on each for more information.

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