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Opponents of W. Harlem rezoning press City Council

September 14, 2012 03:30PM

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145th Street in West Harlem

In the wake of last week’s City Planning approval of the rezoning of West Harlem, residents are voicing concerns that it will allow “outsized” development, the New York Observer reported.

Locals are especially concerned about the size of building allowed on West 145th Street, the Observer said, and have written to the City Council asking that they reject the proposal. The rezoning will reach City Council in the next month or so, the paper said.

The letter also says that the number of affordable housing units a developer would need to provide in order to get increased Floor Area Ratio on the 145th Street block is too low. [NYO] – Guelda Voien

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