GVSHP's University Place-Broadway Rezoning Proposal Wins Full Community Board Support -- Help With Next Steps
Last week the full Community Board #2 voted unanimously to endorse GVSHP's University Place/Broadway Contextual Rezoning Plan -- read the Community Board resolution here and GVSHP’s presentation submitted to the board here. Thank you to the hundreds of you who turned out for GVSHP’s community meetings and the Community Board hearings to learn more about the proposal and express support for this effort to preserve our neighborhood and prevent inappropriate development. Your efforts definitely made a difference! Read coverage in The Villager here.
GVSHP has now formally submitted its rezoning proposal to the Department of City Planning (read letter here). We are asking the Department of City Planning to undertake a rezoning application, which would require lengthy and in-depth analysis, followed by multiple public hearings and votes over the course of several months before it could take effect. Through this method, GVSHP and our allies have successfully secured four other contextual rezonings in the West Village (here and here), the East Village, and the Third and Fourth Avenue corridors.
This is an extremely important step in our efforts to preserve this special part of our neighborhood and protect it from further overdevelopment, such as the planned 308 ft. tall tower at 110 University Place at 12th Street. GVSHP is continuing to seek support for the proposal from elected officials and other stakeholders, and is also continuing to look at possible landmarking proposals for the area to further protect its character and prevent inappropriate development and changes. We will keep you posted as this work progresses.
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