Keeping Up Pressure for Rezoning to Prevent More Mega-Dorms
Zoning Protections Needed to Prevent More Mega-Dorms: On September 11th, the City is scheduled to bring its draft East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning Plan back to Community Board #3’s 197A Task Force for further discussion (the meeting is at 6:30 pm at University Settlement, 273 Bowery at Houston Street, rm. 1). GVSHP continues to urge that this largely very good and necessary plan be amended to include Third Avenue and the blocks to the west. These blocks are currently excluded and have some of the worst zoning in all the East Village, strongly encouraging the building of high-rise dorm and hotel towers, like the planned new NYU mega-dorm. See GVSHP’s op-ed recently published in the Villager on this subject.
How To Help:
Write to City Planning Chair Amanda Burden now and urge her to include the 3rd Avenue corridor and the blocks to the west in the proposed East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning. Click here for sample letters you can use.
Write a letter to the editor of the Villager supporting the call for including these blocks in the rezoning. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your name and phone number (only your name will be printed).