Massive Hudson Square rezoning moves forward with Manhattan Beep’s approval

TRD New York /
Nov.November 27, 2012 02:30 PM

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer gave the rezoning of Hudson Square his conditional approval yesterday, though not without extracting some concessions from major landlord Trinity Real Estate, which hopes to erect new residential towers in the area, the New York Observer reported.

Trinity hopes to build new apartments in what has primarily been a commercial area. The agreement reached yesterday would limit those towers’ height to 290 feet, rather than the 320 Trinity had sought. The rezoning affects 20 potential developments, the Observer said.

When Trinity first approached the City Planning Commission in August, some commissioners expressed concern over the fact that a private entity — not the city — was proposing such a drastic zoning change, according to previous reports.

But those concerns seem to have been assuaged — the reduced height restriction as well as the addition of a school to the area have placated at least Stringer, it would seem.

“The proposed modifications will help to align the proposed rezoning with community concerns,” Stringer said in a statement, according to the Observer. “I am pleased that Trinity Church was willing to not only provide a new public school prior to ULURP commencing, but agreed to work to address outstanding issues.”

The proposal still needs to pass muster with the Department of City Planning and with the City Council. [NYO] –Guelda Voien

Related Articles

 561 Greenwich Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Trinity Church to construct another Hudson Square office tower

Miki Naftali and 1045 Madison Avenue (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Naftali accused of violating zoning laws at UES development

Clockwise from top left: 310 Hudson Street, the site at 71-12 Park Avenue in Queens, 92-33 Guy R Brewer Boulevard and a rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Google Maps and Handel Architects)

The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

304 Hudson Street and Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger (Credit: Google Maps)

Revealed: Disney’s plans for a 19-story complex in Hudson Square

Amazon mulls new grocery chain, Douglas Elliman’s new marketing boss: Daily digest

Amazon mulls new grocery chain, Douglas Elliman’s new marketing boss: Daily digest

New small-scale hotel developments like the 56-key Voyage Hotel, at 37-10 11th Street in an LIC manufacturing district, may become increasingly uncommon. (Credit: Google Maps, iStock, and the Department of City Planning)

Go big or go home? Why small hotel development in NYC may be a thing of
the past

Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun and 375 Hudson Street (Credit: Getty Images)

French advertising giant Publicis doubles down on Hudson Square with 960K sq ft renewal-expansion

Comptroller Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

Stringer sounds the alarm on the housing affordability crisis in new report