June 8, 2009 by westsideneighborhoodalliance
Public Forum on the Western Rail Yards Rezoning
Wed., June 10th – 6:30-8:30pm (sign-in starts at 6pm)
Fulton Center Auditorium – 119 Ninth Ave (btwn 17th/18th Sts)
It’s back! The development of the Rail Yards is moving forward and now’s our time to ensure that our longstanding concerns about large-scale buildings and a lack of affordable housing are addressed.
The Western Rail Yards ULURP application has been formally certified by the Department of City Planning. Those of you who attended WSNA’s zoning trainings will know that certification means that it’s now our time to weigh in. The application rezones the Western portion of the Rail Yards (between 30th to 33rd St. between 11th/12th Avenues). Part of the rezoning negotiations includes the development of affordable housing offsite (meaning not on the Rail Yards themselves). Two public sites at 54th/Ninth and 48th/Tenth maybe designated for affordable housing.
The public review process will start with a public forum on Wednesday, June 10th. The plan for the site will be presented, and West Siders will be able to voice their concerns and ask questions.
Join us to ensure our community priorities are heard loud and clear!
These two sites in Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen are under consideration for developing permanently affordable housing as part of the larger project.
Come out on June 10th for details and to hear the hopes and concerns that block associations and WSNA members have about them.
For more info & to RSVP for the June 10th forum, contact Lucas at: 212-716-1664 or LShapiro@hcc-nyc.org.