City approves Pier 17 development

Construction to begin July 1; project must lose controversial signage

New York /
Feb.February 06, 2013 02:00 PM

The City Planning Commission unanimously approved development plans for South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 project, though it insisted that the controversial rooftop signage be removed, Curbed reported.

The proposed signage had irked neighborhood residents and had been described by City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden as a “blight” on the area. The commission also requested the developer, the Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, to add moorings for Maritime use.

Construction on the pier is slated to begin on July 1, and will include a shopping mall with a 10,000-square-foot rooftop space. The new pier building will have two levels of retail space, each with some 60,000 square feet.

Brokers have pointed to the Pier 17 redevelopment and the nearby Fulton Street Transit Hub as projects that could revitalize the Sandy-ravaged neighborhood, as The Real Deal previously reported. [Curbed]Hiten Samtani


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