City Planning Commission Hearing
on Hotel Special Permit Plan for
Greenwich Village & the East Village
South of Union Square --
Demand REAL Neighborhood Protections!
Arrive approx. 10:30am
(l. to r.) 809 Broadway, 3 St. Marks Place, 799 Broadway (11th Street) – some of the office towers rising and planned in our neighborhood which the city’s proposal would make easier to build.
Please join us this Wednesday at the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed hotel special permit requirement for Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union Square. We have been pushing back on this proposal, which will provide virtually no protections or benefits to our neighborhoods (according to the City’s own analysis, if approved the plan will still result in the demolition of low-rise residential buildings and their replacement with much larger commercial structures – they will just be office buildings instead of hotels!). The Mayor’s campaign donors and supporters are real beneficiaries are of this plan, which does nothing to fulfill promises to protect these neighborhoods in the wake of increased development pressure from the City Council’s approval of the upzoning for the Mayor’s 14th Street Tech Hub last year.
Neighbors turned out in force at Community Board hearings against the hotel special permit plan