New Hearing on MTA ‘Emergency Ventilation Plant’ Project for Mulry Sq., 7th & Greenwich Ave.
The MTA’s plans to construct an emergency ventilation plant at this busy intersection (see here) has drawn great criticism from GVSHP and many others. The site is immediately adjacent to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where another large multi-year construction project is being contemplated, there are fragile historic buildings nearby which could be adversely impacted, the plan could require construction of a six-story tall ventilation shaft, and a recent similar MTA project nearby on West 13th Street involved years of delays and disruption. Additionally, GVSHP has raised the possibility of alternatives which it is unclear if the MTA has fully contemplated (see here).
Prior public hearings on the proposal were scarcely publicized and attended. At State Senator Tom Duane’s request, a new hearing has been scheduled on the proposal for Monday, September 24th (see here), giving the broader public an opportunity to find out more and provide feedback.
How To Help:
COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 6:30 P.M. at St. Vincent’s Hospital’s Cronin Auditorium, 170 W. 12th Street. Go to here and here for letters you can use to help raise questions and express concerns about the plan at the hearing.