CB4 votes in favor of Chelsea Market expansion, with conditions

June 07, 2012 12:00PM

Manhattan Community Board 4 voted 24-14 last night in favor of the controversial Chelsea Market expansion, Curbed reported. Their support was conditional on developer Jamestown’s commitment to create 90,000 square feet of affordable housing inside the new building.

The proposal will now go to Borough President Scott Stringer, then to City Planning and finally to the City Council, where the project will receive its final say.

As previously reported, CB4 was expected to either reject the plan or urge Jamestown to adopt a series of costly modifications. DNAinfo reported that Jamestown had already agreed to not oppose efforts to landmark the Chelsea Market building, to shrink the expansion’s overall size and to eliminate the Ninth Avenue hotel. In addition, the site reported, Jamestown could not immediately commit to the board’s request for affordable housing. [Curbed] and [DNAinfo]