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Hudson Yards
Prior Planning Studies

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Master Plan (2003)
Economic Perspective
Framework (2001)

Far West Midtown
A Framework for Development (December 2001) - Executive Summary
In December 2001, the Department of City Planning released a framework for the redevelopment of the Far West Side. The redevelopment of Far West Midtown offers an extraordinary opportunity to meet the City's need for an expanded central business district. Together with the reconstruction of Lower Manhattan, the redevelopment of Far West Midtown would provide the expansion space the City's prime office users will need as the City's economy rebounds, spreading economic benefits throughout the City and region. With proper planning and investment, Far West Midtown would be a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly urban central business district, with office, hotel, entertainment, exhibition, and retail space that would be accessible to, and integrated with Midtown, while strengthening the City's tax base and providing new housing and public parks in an environmentally beneficial manner. Moreover, the value that would be created by the redevelopment of Far West Midtown, and the tax revenues it would generate, would permit the financing of the needed public investment without impinging on public funds needed elsewhere in the City.

This Framework establishes a plan for the revitalization, over the next two decades, of this critical but long-neglected area of Manhattan, through areawide infrastructure investments and zoning changes that reflect the growth potential of the area, and through innovative strategies for financing and implementation. An extension of the Number 7 Subway line to Far West Midtown, the first subway construction since the 1930's intended specifically to open new areas to development, is the key to ensuring that the area's infrastructure supports the projected new development.

Related Links:

  Press Release - December 12, 2001

Reports in PDF Format:

  PDF Document Far West Midtown: A Framework for Development - Full Report (4.9 megabytes)
  - or -

  PDF Document Part One (Executive Summary, Existing Conditions, Opportunities and Issues (2.2 megabytes)
  PDF Document Part Two (Development Framework, Implementation Strategy (2.8 megabytes)



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