Land Use Application at 180 Sixth Avenue/God’s Love We Deliver
The following application has broad potential implications for development in our neighborhoods and is making its way through the public review process, starting with review by Community Board #2.
An application has been filed to modify a restrictive declaration governing 166 Sixth Avenue, a property given to God's Love We Deliver (GLWD) in 1993 exclusively for social service use. The amendment would allow part of the GLWD property, and by extension some of its air rights, to be used for a planned 14-story, 160 ft. tall luxury residential development at 180 Sixth Avenue, just north of the site, and to increase the size of that development by 18,000 sq. ft (application and details HERE). The Community Board's Land Use Committee, while praising the invaluable work of GLWD, recommended denial of the modification of the restrictive declaration. GVSHP also highly values God's Love's work, but we are also very concerned about the precedent of allowing properties given by the city for particular public service uses, to then be utilized for private development. We are also as always concerned about preserving the scale and character of this neighborhood.
This item will be heard and voted on by the full Community Board Thursday night beginning at 6 pm (details HERE), with further public hearings by the City in the new year (dates TBD) before final decisions are made.