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Far West Village Rezoning Receives Support From the City Planning Commission

  FAR WEST VILLAGE REZONINGS  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02  
June 8, 2010
New York Observer

The review process for the Far West Village rezoning was initiated by the City Planning Commission on Monday, June 7th. The zoning changes would limit building heights for future projects as well as curtail the development of hotels and dormitories in the area. The review process may take up to six months.

1 WTC Continues To Grow

  WORLD TRADE CENTER REDEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 8, 2010
The Real Deal

One World Trade Center is expected to grow by another fifty floors by the end of the year. When completed in 2013, the building will be the tallest office building in this country. One World Trade Center is currently twenty-six floors. The project will be Gold LEED certified.

Study To Assess Prevailing Wage Requirements

  PREVAILING WAGE  
June 8, 2010
Crain's New York Business

The New York City Economic Development Corporation will conduct a $1 million study on the merits of prevailing wage requirements for developments that receive city subsidies. Comptroller John Liu (D), as well as several council members, have expressed skepticism over this endeavor since EDC has opposed living wages in the past. Study findings will be released by the start of 2011.

Housing Complex for Hunters Point South

  QUEENS WEST/ HUNTERS POINT SOUTH  
  QUEENS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02  
June 7, 2010
The New York Times

On Monday June 7th, the city will begin accepting proposals for a 1,000-unit middle income apartment complex in Queens. Sixty percent of the units will be for annual incomes ranging from $63,000 to $130,000 with the remaining forty percent set aside for market rates units. The development will receive a $90,000 per unit subsidy from the city. The subsidy will cover 600 units.

New Domino Gets Planning Commission Approval

  DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 7, 2010
Curbed

On Monday June 7th, the City Planning Commission approved the New Domino proposal by a 13-0 vote. The plan will now be sent to the City Council. Councilman Steve Levin (D-33) opposes the project, arguing that it is too dense for the neighborhood's current infrastructure.