Local preservationists slammed a New York state law that permits the trust for Hudson River Park to sell development rights as far as one block east of park boundaries to pay for repairs at its Pier 40. [more]
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The Trump Soho is a something of a hybrid: a 391-unit condominium tower with restrictions on how long owners can occupy their apartments—a compromise designed to allow developers Donald Trump, the Bayrock Group and the Sapir Organization to build the project, despite the lot’s commercial zoning.
But a Department of City Planning map, uncovered yesterday by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, lists the parcel at 246 Spring Street as a “mixed residential and commercial building.” The discovery has reignited the non-profit’s doubts about the legality of the luxury tower, and what it sees as the city’s special treatment of the developer. [more]
In its bid to gain community favor for its 300,000-square-foot addition to the Chelsea Market, Jamestown Properties plans to attend a community board meeting tonight where locals are slated to sound off on the proposal, GlobeSt.com reported.
Jamestown bought out its partners, Angelo, Gordon & Co., Belvedere Capital and Irwin Cohen, in the mixed-use building for $225 million in February, and immediately embarked on a campaign to expand the market. The glass addition to the brick structure, at 75 Ninth Avenue, would have hotel and office space.
The addition is not expected to be approved without at least some resistance. … [more]
The City Planning Commission unanimously approved one Queens and two Manhattan rezoning proposals yesterday, each of which is intended to preserve the residential character of the neighborhoods they cover, City Planning Chair Amanda Burden announced. The first Manhattan proposal covers six blocks of historic buildings on Washington and Greenwich streets, and the second extends protections along Third Avenue in the East Village by establis… [more]