Urgent Need for Rezoning in the Far West Village, South Village, and Hudson Square
Recent out-of-scale hotel development plans in the Far West Village, South
Village, and Hudson Square highlight the need for rezonings GVSHP has
been pushing for.
Over the last three years, GVSHP has called upon the City to rezone several areas in the Far West Village, South Village and Hudson Square to prevent out-of-scale development. We were spurred by the Trump SoHo ‘Condo-Hotel’, oversized proposed new buildings at Washington and Perry Streets and Washington and Charles Streets, and a desire to preserve the scale of the South Village. Thus far however the City has resisted changing the zoning of these areas to protect neighborhood character, although this summer they approved a developer-requested rezoning of a nearby area.
The call for rezoning has now become more urgent with the recent announcement of plans for a 36-story hotel at 68-74 Charlton Street, and with GVSHP’s recent discovery of plans for an 18-story hotel at 76 Sullivan Street/160 Sixth Avenue. In the two years since GVSHP first called for a rezoning of the area around the Trump SoHo, more than a half-dozen out-of-scale buildings have gone up or are underway. Click here for a map of some of the planned new developments and the areas GVSHP has urged be rezoned.
GVSHP has written to the City Planning Commission reiterating the urgent call to rezone these areas, citing these new threats to neighborhood character.
How to Help:
Send a letter to City Planning Chair Amanda Burden urging her to move ahead with these requested rezonings.