Neighbors of Radio City post office file against condo topper

Residents claim Hell's Kitchen expansion will drive traffic up, cut down on direct sunlight

TRD New York /
Feb.February 13, 2014 01:15 PM

Hell’s Kitchen residents are in an uproar over a developer’s proposal to build two floors of luxury condominiums on top of the Radio City post office.

The city approved the 48-unit plan by OasesRE at the end of 2013, which would help out the cash-strapped United States Postal Service at 320-322 West 52nd Street. The new condos would add 22,000 square feet to the existing building, and the post office would still operate down below. But some angry neighbors say the project “violates the spirit” of local zoning laws and have filed to stop the project, according to DNAInfo.

Technically, the as-of-right project only adds 20 feet to the building, bringing the total height to 66 feet, the maximum allowed by the Special Clinton District’s zoning laws. But residents are worried about an influx of traffic and the loss of direct sunlight to their apartments. [DNAInfo]Angela Hunt

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