The Real Deal New York

Rezoning battle: UWS edition

May 10, 2007 12:00AM

The Ariel Condominiums–two 30-plus-story towers currently rising on Broadway between 99th and 100th streets–have led to “vocal neighborhood opposition” because of their height, and the Dept. of City Planning is now proposing the first comprehensive rezoning of the Upper West Side in almost 50 years. Some real estate experts say that condos like the Ariel add value to the neighborhood, and that a rezoning will hinder future developments that would economically benefit the area. The rezoning calls for height limits on new construction that would see most future developments rise less than half the height of the Ariel towers. more [Sun]

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