The Far West Village and the 3rd and 4th Avenue corridor rezonings we fought long and hard for will finally be heard at a public hearing in the City Council this Monday October 25th! If the full Council — which meets to vote on Oct. 27 — approves them as expected, the rezonings take effect immediately.
You can learn more about the FWV rezoning here and the 3rd/4th Avenues rezoning here. These changes will go a long way towards protecting and reinforcing the residential character of these neighborhoods and preventing inappropriate development. GVSHP and community groups had to overcome strong resistance and foot-dragging by the City on both rezoning efforts.
The meeting of the Council’s Zoning Subcommittee, which will include this public hearing (among other items), is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, October 25th at 9:30 am at 250 Broadway (at Park Place), the 16th floor (bring photo ID to enter). If you plan to attend, please e-mail GVSHP staff member Elizabeth Finkelstein to confirm that the hearing scheduling has not changed.
If you are able, I strongly encourage you to attend and testify in support. Whether or not you can attend, please send in written testimony in support prior to the 25th. Sample letters, which can also be used as your testimony, can be found for the Far West Village rezoning here, and the 3rd and 4th Avenue corridor here. If you do come to the hearing to testify in person, please bring 12 copies of your testimony to submit, and limit your testimony to 3 minutes.
Celebrate the Far West Village rezoning with us!
Assuming the City Council votes affirmatively on the rezoning measures on the 27th, we would like to thank and celebrate all the community groups and individuals whose hard work and support on this effort have helped get us to this point.
Join us on Wednesday, October 27th at the Village Community School Music Room at 272 West 10th Street (between Greenwich & Washington Streets) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the Far West Village rezoning.
You can RSVP by clicking here or calling (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 — we’ll confirm the event with you next week pending the City Council vote.