CBS New York reported on the vote of Community Board 10 to reject the Olnick Organization’s proposal to rezone Lenox Terrace in Central Harlem.
Daniel Carpenter-Gold, of TakeRoot Justice, which represents the tenants association, said the proposed commercial upzoning is tailored more for big box stores ... “Why would they need this [commercial] rezoning?” he said. “Their renderings showed a coffee shop.”
“We’re asking the court to step in and enforce the law before it’s too late,” said Paula Segal, an attorney with TakeRoot Justice who represents QNU.
"You don't see places like Target in the pretty renderings that the developer gave the City," Daniel Carpenter-Gold, a staff attorney at TakeRoot Justice, said in a statement. "But make no mistake, that's what they're going for here."
TakeRoot threatened a court challenge over the project's environmental impact statement, which it says is insufficient because it assumed a wetlands permit that the state refused to be bullied into issuing in 2012 and has not issued yet.
Advocates in that area made clear this week their demands for the jobs and housing provisions they want attached to any zoning shift.
A new report outlines community fears.
By:Ryan Haas | October 1, 2015 Read the full article
City officials met with Jerome Avenue residents to discuss the area's rezoning.
By: Jim Dwyer | February 19, 2015 Read the full article