NYU 2031 Expansion Plan Community Board Hearing
Community Board #2’s Arts and Institutions Committee will hold a public hearing on the NYU 2031 Plan on Monday, April 19th at 6:30 pm at P.S. 41, 116 West 11th Street (6th/7th Avenues). This will be an opportunity to learn more about NYU's 20-year expansion plan and to provide feedback to both the university and the Community Board. NYU's Open House where they will, for the first time, make a public presentation of their 2031 Plan, will take place on Wednesday, April 14th from 5:30 to 8 pm at the NYU Kimmel Center, Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place.
NYU's expansion plan includes the addition of 3 million square feet of space to the Village and immediate surrounding area over the next 20 years — roughly double their rate of growth over the last several decades and the equivalent of seventeen more of their recently completed 26-story dorms on East 12th Street (now the tallest building in the East Village), or four and a half of the Jacob Javits Convention Center (learn more HERE).
Many of NYU’s development plans in the Village and surrounding area cannot proceed without public approvals by entities including the City Council, the City Planning Commission, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Borough President. Most would require lifting existing zoning restrictions. This gives the public an opportunity to have an impact upon any of NYU’s plans and a say in whether or not they should be approved.