November 6, 2008 by westsideneighborhoodalliance
A developer called Two Trees intends to build a 30 story building on the huge parking lot on 11th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets, just behind the Verizon building. To do so, they must get City Council approval to modify the zoning and got through a formal public review process. The first step in the formal process will be a presentation to the community board on Wednesday – NOW it’s our time to demand lower building heights!
What: Community Board 4 – Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Land Use Committee public meeting
When: Wednesday, November 12th – 6:30pm
Where: John Jay College – 899 10th Ave., 6th Floor, Room 630T (between 58th / 59th)
Why: This is the first step in the formal public review process. Neighborhood residents will be given the opportunity to voice concerns over the massive scale of the development. HCC and the West Side Neighborhood Alliance have endorsed a comprehensive rezoning of 11th Avenue to prevent just this type of scenario: developers trying to rezone the avenue, one building at a time, for huge buildings with no guarantee for affordable housing.
Tell the Two Trees developers and Community Board 4: 11th Avenue is part of our community and we need development that will keep it that way.
Can you come on Wednesday? RSVP to Lucas Shapiro at HCC: 212-716-1664 or LShapiro@hcc-nyc.org.