Hudson Yards Culture Shed
The Department of City Planning has referred to us an application to amend the Special Hudson Yards District of the NYC Zoning Resolution in order to facilitate the development of a cultural facility known as the "Culture Shed".
The proposed text amendment would modify the requirments of Eastern Rail Yard Subarea A1 regarding use, site plan, and signage requirements, as well as construction timing, floor area calculations, and public access area use.
The Board will be holding meetings on this application throughout the months of February and March - please check the calendar page for dates and times of such meetings - and will hold a Full Board vote on the matter on April 3, 2012.
Click here and here for the application and here for the EAS.
Proposed Expansion of Special West Chelsea District
As part of the final agreement for City Council approval of the Chelsea Market Expansion applications, a 10/25/12 letter by Deputy Mayor Steel, states that the Department of City Planning:
•Shall engage collaboratively with Community Board 4, with a preliminary meeting to take place in 1st quarter 2013
•Shall complete an existing conditions analysis and draft recommendations no later than June 30, 2013.
•Shall commence the public engagement process as a first step to advance a rezoning and advance a rezoning application if warranted.
As a result the Chelsea Land Use Committee has begun the process of collaborating with City Planning to develop a proposal for expanding the SWCD. The present status of such work can be reviewed by clicking here. The next meeting on this is Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:30PM at Fulton Auditorium, 119 Ninth Avenue (17/18).
Affordable Apts. for Sale
The Park Clinton, a new 96-unit middle-income cooperative building located on 52nd St. between 10th and 11th Aves., will hold informational meetings at 6pm on September 6th and October 1st at Roosevelt Hospital which is located at 1000 10th Ave. (between 58th and 59th) on the 2nd floor. This new building will provide one and two-bedroom apartments that will be priced to be affordable for New Yorkers between approximately 80% AMI and 195% AMI, which today ranges from under $45,000 to over $160,000, depending on household size. There is a community preference for Community Board 4 residents for 50% of the units. Please visit our website at www.theparkclinton.com.