City planning unanimously votes to support grocery rezoning plan
The City Planning Commission voted unanimously today to approve the new Food Retail Expansion to Support Health zoning amendment. The amendment is designed to promote neighborhood grocery stores that sell healthy food products and provide financial incentives to grocery stores in underserved areas. “The nationally innovative program will bring fresh food choices into over 45 underserved and low-income communities and importantly, also bring jobs to those neighborhoods,” City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden said before the commission today, according to a press release.
Live-work space launches sales in Financial District
Time Equities has launched sales at Seven Dutch Street, a newly renovated condominium between John and Fulton streets in the Financial District. The five-unit building is zoned for live-work use and includes floor-through loft homes.
Contestants sign up en masse for safe design competition
More than 270 contestants have registered for the urbanSHED international design competition, according to the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which is hosting the contest spanning 28 countries. The competition hopes to discover a more effective and safer design for New York City sidewalk sheds — the protective barriers installed above pedestrian walkways during construction. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 2.
Developers announce new green development in Boerum Hill
Co-developers Halstead Property Development Marketing, Green Depot and R&E Brooklyn announced the opening of sales for 93 Nevins, an environmentally friendly two-unit townhouse development at 93 Nevins Street on the corner of Pacific Street in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.