City hears community feedback on East Village rezoning plan
Yesterday more than 150 people attended a public presentation by the City of their draft rezoning plan for the East Village/Lower East Side (click here and here). GVSHP has been working closely with Community Board #3, other community organizations, and elected officials such as Councilmember Rosie Mendez to get the City to put forward a rezoning plan which would better protect community character and prevent overdevelopment than the current zoning. Prior to the meeting, GVSHP sent a letter to City Planning Chair Amanda Burden outlining some of our concerns about the current draft plan (click here to read).
See articles in the Washington Square News and the New York Post for coverage of last night’s meeting.
It will be several months before any rezoning plan is finalized and goes through the official review and approval process. GVSHP will continue to work with other advocates, the Community Board, and elected officials to try to make the plan as strong as possible in preserving this neighborhood.