Far West Village and East Village rezonings receive key approvals
Today the City Planning Commission voted to approve rezonings in the Far West Village (Washington and Greenwich Streets) and the East Village (3rd and 4th Avenue corridors) which GVSHP had been pushing for for years.
Each of these rezonings will go a long way towards protecting and reinforcing the residential character of these neighborhoods, and preventing inappropriate development.
Please note, however, that approval of these rezonings is NOT yet final, and does not yet take effect. They must still be approved by the City Council, which will consider and vote on them in the next few weeks. Once approved at the Council, their provisions will take effect.
The 3rd/4th Avenue rezoning will never again allow buildings like the 26-story NYU dorm on East 12th Street to be built, while the Washington and Greenwich Streets rezoning in the Far West Village will ensure that large hotels or other out-of-scale or out-of-character developments cannot move ahead in this area. City Planning’s relatively quick approval of the Far West Village rezoning is particularly good news, as GVSHP and other community groups had been pushing them to move ahead as quickly as possible in light of two developments potentially seeking to begin under the old zoning.
For more information about the Far West Village rezoning, CLICK HERE; for more information about the 3rd/4th Avenue rezoning, CLICK HERE.
We will provide more information about the City Council hearings and vote as they become available. Thank you for your support for this vital effort.