Save Gansevoort Market Historic District: Stop the Massive Building Plan!Read the petition
(Update : On May 27, 2016, the developer announced a revised plan. The proposed new buildings at 60-68 and 74 Gansevoort Street are still way too large, and all the concerns expressed in this petition remain valid. Go here for more information, and go here to sign our new petition.)
A developer is proposing to build two massive buildings on historic Gansevoort Street in the landmarked Meatpacking District. One is an eight-story, 120-foot-tall structure to be built at Gansevoort & Washington Streets. A second six-story, 98-foot-tall building is being planned just to the east. This massive development will dwarf the remaining buildings on this block.This proposed project threatens the unique character of Gansevoort Street, its historic streetscape, low buildings and market-style architecture. These are the very values that were embodied in the Landmark Preservation Commission’s 2003 decision to landmark the GANSEVOORT MARKET HISTORIC DISTRICT also known as the Meatpacking District.
In addition, these sites are governed by a restrictive declaration (RD-94) that prohibits office use on this site. The developer will be applying to amend this declaration to allow office use. The community is asking that any attempt to amend the restrictive declaration be rejected. If the developers cannot get office usage they may re-think their plan.
Please sign this petition to send emails to Mayor de Blasio, Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Srinivasan, Manhattan Borough President Brewer, and City Councilmember Corey Johnson:
1. TELL THE NYC LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO OPPOSE THIS PROJECT. It will destroy the very qualities that the 2003 Historic District designation was intended to preserve in this area. We ask our elected officials – Councilmember Corey Johnson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick – to prevail upon the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Mayor de Blasio to prevent destructive changes to Gansevoort Street and the Gansevoort Market Historic District.
2. INSIST THAT THE RESTRICTION ON OFFICE USE NOT BE CHANGED. We ask Corey Johnson, our city council person, to insure this. We ask our other elected officials Gale Brewer, Brad Hoylman, and Deborah Glick to stand behind Corey in insisting that RD-94 remain unchanged.
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