The Real Deal New York

Chelsea affordable housing lot may give way to mini-park

Relocation of planned building would free up location
May 29, 2014 10:35AM

A new park could be coming to Chelsea.

According to DNAinfo, the city is thinking about moving a planned affordable housing complex on West 20th Street to another location. The potential relocation could open up the space to build the small park, which is a long time wish within the community, according to the news site.

The city-owned lot at 136 West 20th Street measures 10,000 square feet and was once used by the Sanitation Department.

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition asking the city to build a park on the lot, according to DNAinfo. Advocates argue that a new park would provide green space that Chelsea currently lacks. [DNAinfo] – Claire Moses