Diller Island not dead yet: Groups fire off appeal and new permit application

A federal judge halted the project in March

New York /
May.May 23, 2017 10:00 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Hudson River Park Trust have fired off an appeal to a decision that torpedoed the $200 million development planned for Pier 55.

In March, federal Judge Lorna Schofield ruled that the Corps of Engineers failed to consider the impact of the 2.4-acre pier on protected fish and wildlife. She ordered work to stop on the island project, which is being bankrolled by IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller.

In addition to the appeal, the Hudson River Park Trust also filed a revised permit application in April in hopes that it would remedy the judge’s objections, the New York Times reported.

The March decision was a major victory for the City Club of New York, a civic group that filed a series of lawsuits to halt the development. In an interview with the Villager last week, Douglas Durst admitted to secretly funding the lawsuit.

An attorney for the group called the appeal and new permit application “desperation measures on the part of the trust and Mr. Diller.”

Diller said the project is “completely in the public’s interest.” [NYT] — Kathryn Brenzel 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards in front of Willets Point. (Office of Queens Borough President, WikiMedia / Jim.henderson)
Willets Point redevelopment finally moves ahead
Willets Point redevelopment finally moves ahead
Francis Greenburger of Time Equities (Greenburger via Michael McWeeney; iStock)
Rental-to-condo conversions drop 80% after 2019 rent law: report
Rental-to-condo conversions drop 80% after 2019 rent law: report
Klövern executive Peeter Kinnunen, GDSNY CEO Michael Kirchmann and 407 Park Avenue (Klövern, GDSNY, Google Maps)
GDSNY, Klövern add 407 Park Avenue to project footprint for $31M
GDSNY, Klövern add 407 Park Avenue to project footprint for $31M
City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo and 840 Atlantic Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)
Atlantic Avenue project gets haircut — and is rejected anyway
Atlantic Avenue project gets haircut — and is rejected anyway
Close to 80 hotels with more than 13,000 rooms plan to open in 2021. (iStock)
Big year seen for hotel openings, despite few visitors
Big year seen for hotel openings, despite few visitors
Total size of New York construction sites is smallest since 2010. (Getty)
New construction projects off to slow start in 2021
New construction projects off to slow start in 2021
Protestors in support of street vendors gather in Hudson Yards on May 7, 2021 (Getty)
“More churros, less cops”: Vendors and Related face off
“More churros, less cops”: Vendors and Related face off
Andrew Yang (Getty, iStock)
Yang targets vacant lots with $900 million tax plan
Yang targets vacant lots with $900 million tax plan
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...