It’s a grand slam! Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Councilmember Corey Johnson, State Assemblymember Debora Glick, State Senator Brad Hoylman, and US Representative Jerrold Nadler have issued a powerful letter announcing their opposition to the proposed massive development on Gansevoort Street.
As currently proposed, this project would transform a historic block that embodies the character of the Gansevoort Market District into a shadowed block of out-of-scale buildings. Such a development would be inconsistent with this neighborhood’s designation as a historic district, which was enacted just twelve years ago.
Residents, preservationists and elected officials fought hard for the creation of the Gansevoort Market Historic District in 2003. The Landmarks Preservation Commission granted this status largely because of the unique, low-rise buildings that have characterized this neighborhood for many years.
While we recognize that this neighborhood has changed and evolved over time, we do not believe that this proposal reflects the architectural and contextual qualities that are referenced so frequently throughout the LPC’s 2003 designation report. In particular, we are troubled by the significant building height increases proposed by this plan.
Read the entire letter here.
Thank you so much Congressman Nadler, Borough President Brewer, Councilmember Johnson, State Senator Hoylman, and Assemblymember Glick!