Save the Date for St. Vincent’s Public Hearing
A public hearing on the St. Vincent’s/Rudin plan for a 1.3 million square foot luxury condo/hospital development on 13th, 12th, and 11th Streets between 6th and Greenwich Avenues has tentatively been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22nd, at 6:30 pm at PS 41, 116 West 11th Street (just west of 6th Avenue). This is the largest proposed development in Greenwich Village in more than 50 years, since Robert Moses’ superblock developments south of Washington Square Park. Last week St. Vincent’s and Rudin announced that they would be filing their current plans as is, without changes at the end of the year, thus beginning the two year public hearing and approval process. We are deeply disappointed that Rudin and St. Vincent’s have not made any changes to their plan to respond to community concerns.
The hearing on the 22nd will be held jointly by Community Board #2 and City Council Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, State Senator Duane, and Assemblymember Glick (the project must be approved by the City Council; the Borough President and Community Board have advisory votes on its approval; and the other elected officials will almost undoubtedly take a position on the applications before the city agencies which must approve it — therefore this hearing is an important opportunity to share your concerns with them and urge them to call for changes to the current plan).
Please be sure to save this date on your calendar — more information will follow when available.