Community-Initiated Rezoning Applications

With the support of the Neighborhoods First Fund, TakeRoot’s Equitable Neighborhoods team represents Tenants United Fighting for the Lower East Side (TUFF-LES), CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) as they work with Manhattan Community Board 3 as co-applicants on a land use application that will transform the Chinatown Working Group Recommendations for the waterfront area into land use law that will protect existing tenants and ensure that new affordable housing is built. 

Read our Pre Application Statement (PAS). NYC Department of City Planning has deemed this PAS complete. We are now preparing environmental review materials that will be considered as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).

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Selected Press

The Village Sun: Foes fight Two Bridges developer Joe Chetrit, demand Buildings Department deny work permits | April 12, 2022

Teen Vogue: Gentrification in Chinatown Is the Focus of These Young Activists | Jan. 28, 2022

New York Times: The People vs. Big Development | Feb. 10, 2020

Curbed: A judge blocked three towers planned for Two Bridges. Now what? | Aug. 2, 2019

City Limits: LES Groups Try to Revive Rezoning that De Blasio Admin. Rejected | July 24, 2019

City Limits: All Hands On Deck to Stop Two Bridges Towers in Lower East Side | Sept. 7. 2017


Photo by Dashiell Allen for The Village Sun.