Upcoming deadline for comments on Pier 40 plans
The deadline for comments on development plans for Pier 40, the giant pier stretching from Leroy to below Houston Streets on the Hudson River waterfront, is June 19. GVSHP is very concerned about plans for enormous commercial development on the pier that would generate huge amounts of traffic, serve largely as a tourist attraction, overwhelm the Hudson River Park, and encourage inappropriate development in the neighboring communities — such as the plan by Related Companies for its ‘Vegas-on-the-Hudson’ development. We were also concerned to read recent comments by Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman that the only concern expressed by neighborhood residents about Pier 40 development concerned the ball fields, and by Related spokesperson Jay Kriegel that the area around Pier 40 is ‘not a traffic hot spot’ (CLICK HERE for Villager editorial). Clearly the Hudson River Park Trust, which will decide the fate of Pier 40, and Related Companies still need to get the message.
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