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The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
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subject: A. 8031/S. 5824
Re: Assembly Bill 8031/Senate Bill 5824, the Hudson River Park Bill, and allowance for transfer of development rights to inland communities
Dear Governor Cuomo:
I am extremely concerned and deeply troubled by the provision allowing the transfer of air rights from the Hudson River Park for use one block inland in A.8031/S.5824. I believe it may open up the possibility of completely inappropriate and out-of-scale development along our waterfront, which would be deeply damaging to our neighborhoods.
I am particularly troubled by the possibility that the use of air rights from piers within the Hudson River Park might be authorized by a New York State General Project Plan (GPP). Such a process gives representatives of the local affected communities no say over or and no vote upon the final agreement, thus maximizing the possibility of an outcome which would run contrary to the wishes and interests of our neighborhoods. The alternative vehicle for authorizing the use of air rights, a New York City Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), also offers no guarantees of meaningful input from the affected communities or leverage over the outcome. But a GPP places the decision-making process even further away from those who would be most affected by it, thus making the likelihood of a troubling and problematic outcome from any sale of air rights even greater.
I strongly urge you to consider these concerns before taking any action that would allow or facilitate the transfer of air rights from the Hudson River Park for development inland.
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