Task force to oppose SL Green’s 1 Vanderbilt plan

Community board members concerned about location of public entrance, LEED goals

TRD New York /
Dec.December 09, 2014 04:30 PM

The community board task force reviewing SL Green’s plans for 1 Vanderbilt is expected to oppose it at a public hearing tonight.

The members of Community Board 5 and 6 on the task force said they would only approve the project if the public entrance is relocated to Grand Central Terminal and the goals altered for LEED certification.

“This process provides a road map for how to get to the right outcome, and I certainly will take their views seriously,” City Council member Daniel Garodnick told Crain’s.

Representatives for SL Green said those changes are not feasible. After the task force provides its opinion, the community boards will vote on the developer’s applications for three special permits.

“We have been working closely with the task force, understand the issues that have been raised and will continue our dialogue with the community as we advance toward approval,” SL Gren’s Robert Schiffer, managing director at SL Green, said in a statement.

In October, SL Green decided to extend the height of its tower to 1,514 feet from 1,450 feet, as reported. [Crain’s] Mark Maurer

Related Articles

The Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street and SL Green CEO Marc Holliday (Credit: Getty Images)

SL Green puts Daily News building up for sale

SL Green snags private-equity firm at
One Vanderbilt

SL Green’s locks in big bank lease at
Hudson Yards redevelopment site

The Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street and SL Green CEO Marc Holliday (Credit: Getty Images)

Jacob Chetrit buying Daily News building from SL Green for $815M

16 West 40th Street and KPF president James von Klemperer (Credit: Google Maps)

Architect behind One Vanderbilt snags $5M condominium a few blocks away

Marc Holliday and rendering of One Vanderbilt

Sentinel Capital Partners becomes latest firm to ink deal at One Vanderbilt

Suri Kasirer

WATCH: Suri Kasirer on the influence of her father’s Holocaust stories and lobbying hard for the Vanderbilt Corridor and Cornell Tech

Lawsuits, pop-ups and ragers: Why 60 Guilders took a $25M loss on its prized Soho retail property