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High Line: Part Two

  HIGH LINE REDEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 04  
June 14, 2010
New York Post

The portion of the High Line from 20th through 30th Streets will open spring 2011. Upon completion, the High Line will stretch one mile. The second section of the park will feature a walkway that travels through magnolia trees and is elevated fifteen feet above the park.

Parking Decrease At Domino

  DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 14, 2010
StreetsBlog

New Domino developers will reduce their proposed parking spaces by 266. The project was originally slated to receive 1,694 parking spaces. The reduction was requested by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. While it is uncertain how to achieve the ideal number of parking spaces, community stakeholders believe that this reduction is not nearly as significant as it needs to be.

City Postpones Garment Distrcit Rezoning

  GARMENT DISTRICT REZONING  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 04  
June 13, 2010
Crain's New York Business

The city will launch a new study of the Garment District, abandoning former plans to rezone the area. Potential causes for the reconsideration include decreased demand for office space and community opposition. The report is expected to be released sometime this summer.

Construction on New Section of High Line Underway

  HIGH LINE REDEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 04  
June 11, 2010
NY1

The second phase of the popular High Line park is underway. The elevated rail line, which now stops at 20th Street, will continue through 30th Street. The second phase of the High Line will feature a lawn and a "glass and metal frame" floor. The original railroad tracks will also be featured more prominently. Proponents hope the second phase will be completed by spring 2011.

ULURP Begins for North Tribeca Rezoning

  NORTH TRIBECA REZONING  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 11, 2010
The Real Deal

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for the North Tribeca rezoning began this week. The proposed rezoning stretches from Canal and West streets to Walker Street and Broadway. The proposal will allow the exsiting manufacturing district to include residential conversation and provide height limitations.