Save Our Neighborhood Zoning Protections this Wednesday, Feb. 10
The fate of height limits for new development in our communities which we fought years to secure will soon be decided by the City Council. The Mayor wants to gut these neighborhood zoning protections, claiming it will improve the “quality and affordability” of new construction in our city. GVSHP and many others have demonstrated this claim is patently false (read more here). WE NEED YOU TO HELP FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING LIMITS!
The plan will be heard at the City Council this Wednesday (as well as this Tuesday – the same day as the Gansevoort public meeting). You can sign up in the morning (or any time), get a speaker number, and track when your number will be called via the live feed at Bit.ly/NYCCvideo or the Council’s twitter feed at twitter.com/nyccouncil. There will likely be hours between your signing up to speak and being called.
The Mayor’s rezoning proposal will have long-lasting effects upon development in our neighborhoods, turning back the clock on years of progress to protect community scale and character. Find out how they would particularly impact University Place and surrounding blocks, the Far West Village, the South Village, the East Village, and affordable housing.
HOW TO HELP:
- Write the City Council NOW urging them to reject the Mayor’s rollback of neighborhood zoning protections > >
- Come to the public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and testify AGAINST the rezoning plan. The hearing begins at 9:30 am at City Hall, though public testimony is not expected to begin until 11:30 am. Speakers get 3 minutes. Click here for more details and how you can track the progress of speakers. Use the sample letter here as testimony.
- If you can’t make it on the 10th, you can also testify on Feb. 9. That hearing also begins at 9:30 am at City Hall, though public testimony is not expected to begin until 11:30 am. Speakers get 3 minutes. Click here for more details and how you can track the progress of speakers. Use the sample letter here as testimony.