Community Boards take another potshot at One Vanderbilt

Panels want SL Green to relocate lobby of tower, but recommendation is non-binding

New York /
Dec.December 23, 2014 10:18 AM

Manhattan Community Boards 5 and 6 are proposing new designs for the planned 67-story office building next to Grand Central Terminal.

The boards want to move the lobby of SL Green’s One Vanderbilt, a 1.3 million-square-foot skyscraper, from Vanderbilt Avenue at East 43rd Street to Madison Avenue and 43rd, according to the New York Post.

The community boards also proposed that the tower receive a “platinum” LEED certificate rather than a “gold” one, according to the newspaper.

Both requests are far outside of the community boards’ purview, however. The panels can make recommendations for the project, but their votes are not binding. Indeed, last week the board members voted against the construction of the building altogether.

SL Green’s proposal entered the city’s seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure in November. Ultimately, the project’s fate will be up to the city council.

SL green has pledged to invest $210 million in Grand Central Terminal for transit and pedestrian upgrades. TD Bank has signed up to be the building’s anchor tenant. [NYP] Claire Moses

 

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