|Date:||Wednesday, November 12, 2008|
|Location:||Council Chambers - City Hall|
Zoning & Franchises Committee
Chair: Tony Avella
Brief: See Land Use Calendar Available in Room 5, City Hall
|Item|| ||Agenda Note|
| ||Zoning Reso., East Village/Lower East Side, Manhattan (C080397(A)ZMM)|
| ||Zoning Reso., East Village/Lower East Side, Manhattan (N080398(A)ZRM|
BOWERY ALLIANCE OF NEIGHBORS - POSITION STATEMENT
The City has recognized the historic significance of the Bowery by protecting the west side of the Bowery in the Little Italy Special District and the NOHO Historic District. The East Village/ Lower East Side Rezoning will protect the area just east of the Bowery. However, the east side of the Bowery itself has been left out of all these rezonings. The attached map highlights the area we are concerned with, if nothing is done the result will be a wall of towers http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/
The east side of the Bowery should be rezoned to ensure that it is in context to the rest of the community - the Little Italy Special District, the NOHO Historic District, and East Village/ Lower East Side.
We respectfully request that a Follow-up Corrective Action (FUCA) be drafted by City Council requesting that the City Planning Commission initiate an immediate rezoning of this area or an extension of the Little Italy Special District from the west side of the Bowery to the east side of the Bowery.