MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02
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.
MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01
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.
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.
QUEENS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02
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.
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01
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.