North Tribeca rezoning would restrict boutique hotel development

New York /
Jun.June 16, 2010 03:30 PM

The proposed rezoning region

The North Tribeca rezoning proposal that entered the city’s public review process last week could significantly curb development opportunities for mid-sized hoteliers through a restriction that allows the City Council to block any new project of that kind, according to the Observer. Meanwhile, similar rezoning proposals in the Garment District and in Industrial Business Zones are gaining traction amongst city officials. The push against boutique and limited-service hotels is led by the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, and its president, Peter Ward. The union has long been lobbying against the growth of this property type within the city, because their staffs are usually non-union and because they take business away from larger hotels that are a part of the union. The hope is that the City Council would require low-cost hotel developers — like Sam Chang, for one — to allow for unionization before giving them the go-ahead. [NYO]

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A photo illustration of Metro Loft Developers’ Nathan Berman and a rendering of the planned office space at 56 North Moore (Getty, Metro Loft Developers, ODA)
Berman’s Metro Loft eyes alternatives for Tribeca office development
Berman’s Metro Loft eyes alternatives for Tribeca office development
From left: Bruce Teitelbaum and Kristin Richardson Jordan along with the site of a rejected housing development on 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem (Getty, Google Maps)
Pol who sank Harlem housing project rallies against truck lot on property
Pol who sank Harlem housing project rallies against truck lot on property
416 Washington Street and René Pérez Joglar aka Residente (Google Maps, Getty)
Puerto Rican rapper to be “Residente” of $10M Tribeca penthouse
Puerto Rican rapper to be “Residente” of $10M Tribeca penthouse
Upper West Side’s 378 West End Avenue and Alchemy Properties’ Kenneth Horn (378 WEA, Alchemy)
TRD Pro: Top Manhattan neighborhoods for home sales
TRD Pro: Top Manhattan neighborhoods for home sales
From left: Judge Debra James, Elizabeth Street Garden's Joseph Riever, and Pennrose Development's CEO Mark H. Dambly (Getty, New York Courts, Elizabeth Street Garden, Pennrose Development)
Judge halts Elizabeth Street Garden development — for now
Judge halts Elizabeth Street Garden development — for now
From left: Assemblyperson Inez Dickens and Councilperson Kristin Richardson Jordan
Pol who killed Harlem project could face primary challenge
Pol who killed Harlem project could face primary challenge
Gustavo Arnal (Bed Bath & Beyond, Getty)
Exec’s Jenga building suicide doesn’t figure to hurt sales
Exec’s Jenga building suicide doesn’t figure to hurt sales
A photo illustration of 9 Jay Street (Getty Images, Sotheby's International Realty)
Townhouse with city’s only private skybridge sold for 40% of its initial ask
Townhouse with city’s only private skybridge sold for 40% of its initial ask
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...