Manhattan Community Board No. 4 was actively involved in the ULURP process that culminated in the 2005 rezoning of the Hudson Yards area. Throughout 2004 and 2005, the Board commented repeatedly on the evolving rezoning and reviewed numerous related documents. Many of those documents and the Board's responses can be found below. However, this is just a small sample, as the complete archives fill an entire filing cabinet. Anyone doing research into the rezoning is invited to make an appointment to view the paper archives, which include, among other things, earlier drafts and modifications of many of these documents, as well as significantly more detailed financial information.
October 2nd: Public Scoping Hearing Western Rail Yard Project
Metropolitan Transportation Authority and City of New York City Planning Commission intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Western Rail Yard Project. View PDF documents:
December 10th: A presentation and discussion of the five development proposals for the West Side Rail Yards. This Forum was held in conjuction with the Hudson Yards Community Advisory Committee (HYCAC)
For further information related to the December 10th Forum please review:
May 8th: CB4 and the Hudson Yards Development Corporation jointly sponsored a public forum regarding the design guidelines for development over the Rail Yards. The MTA and HYDC presented the guideline. The Advisory Committee submitted this response to the presentation.
January 25th: Hudson Yards Development Corporation gave a presentation to the Advisory Committee regarding the ongoing planning for development of the Eastern and Western Railyards. The Advisory Committee prepared this response to the presentation.
November 15th: CB4 co-sponsored with the Hudson Yards Community Advisory Committee a Community Forum on the Future of the West Side Rail Yards. The forum discussed the present situation with the rail yards including timelines and present objectives.
In addition, the forum revisited the history of plans for the site: