122 Greenwich Avenue hearing July 13
On July 13th Community Board #2’s Zoning Committee will also hold a hearing on the requested variance to allow the planned undulating glass tower at 122 Greenwich Avenue and 13th Street to be larger and taller than the zoning for the site allows. Though the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the design for this structure in May, the proposed building is about 15 feet taller and slightly larger than allowed, and therefore requires a variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals. Following the hearing, the Community Board will send an advisory opinion to the Board of Standards and Appeals, which will then hold its own public hearings before issuing a final decision. GVSHP opposed the design for this project and has questioned the necessity of making the building even taller than the zoning allows, especially as approval is contingent upon proving an “economic hardship” that requires the increase in size.
HOW TO HELP:
- COME TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD #2 ZONING COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING on 122 Greenwich Avenue on Thursday, July 13 at Housing Works, 320 West 13th Street (enter on Gansevoort Street side of building). The meeting begins at 6:30 P.M., but this item is currently scheduled as the fifth public hearing item.