Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Affairs Officer: (212) 720-3471
THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING REZONING APPLICATION
City Planning Commission today unanimously approved
the application by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
(MSKCC) to significantly expand and modernize its research
facilities. The proposal includes the construction of
a new, 510,400 square foot laboratory building on the
midblock between East 68th and 69th streets, between
First and York Avenues.
response to the City Planning Commission's concerns
about the project's scale and potential impacts on the
surrounding neighborhood, the proposal was revised to
eliminate East 66th and East 67th Streets from the rezoning
as well as reducing the height of the proposed tower
between East 68th and East 69th Streets by approximately
20 feet. The City Planning Commission withheld permission
to transfer surplus air rights from the 68th- 69th Street
block to the 67th - 68th Street block until a complete
plan for their use is presented to the Commission.
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is one of the world's
premier cancer care and research institutions, employing
over 4,100 staff members and operating with a budget
of over one billion dollars a year.
City Council has 50 days to act on this application.
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