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Beep backs LES’ Seward Park redevelopment plan

Stringer calls for inclusion of a school, affordable housing

July 06, 2012 03:00PM

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A rendering of the SPURA plan

The massive Seward Park development today got a thumbs up from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, DNAinfo reported.

The project, known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) plan, will span 1.65 million square feet and make use of the largest swath of undeveloped land below 96th Street. The plan will bring residential, commercial and retail space to a stretch of Delancy Street situated under the Williamsburg bridge.

Stringer endorsed the plan, but called for a school and both permanent and non-permanent affordable housing to be included. He also said he wanted the city to continue to work with community groups on the project, DNAinfo said. Local activists have objected to the plan on the grounds that they want the development to be all permanent affordable housing. [DNAinfo]

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