The proposed nine-story, 90,000-square-foot hotel addition to the Chelsea Market expansion could soon be dropped, DNAinfo reported. The news came out of last night’s Community Board 4 Preservation and Planning Committee meeting — the first meeting for the Chelsea Market expansion plan since the Department of City Planning certified it earlier this month. An attorney for Jamestown Properties, who is behind the project, said the company could cast aside plans for the construction of a nine-story hotel if the board asked for it.
Jamestown now has an alternative: a seven-story, 70,000-square foot expansion on the Ninth Avenue side of the market designated for office space.
Several board members stand in opposition to the market expansion, and only want to Jamestown to compromise, according to DNAinfo. [DNAinfo]