Posts Tagged ‘City Planning Commission’

Stringer Pans Riverside Plans

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By Dan Rivoli Borough President Scott Stringer rejected Extell Development’s plans for the Riverside Center development Aug. 30. The proposed five-building, 3-million-square-foot development would create too much burden on the Upper West Side, the borough president’s report concludes. Stringer likened it to the Riverside South plan, which laid out the blueprints for the redevelopment of [&hellip
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Community Board Rejects Riverside Center Proposal

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By Dan Rivoli Community Board 7 adopted its own plan for the Riverside Center development July 22, essentially voting down Extell Corporation’s proposal. The 42-page plan, which board members voted to approve 36 to 2, demands that Extell make drastic revisions to their five-building residential and commercial development. This megaproject would be constructed on top [&hellip
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SAVING BACKYARD ‘DOUGHNUTS’

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After three Upper West Side private schools applied for backyard expansions, Council Member Gale Brewer is seeking a zoning change to save space known as the “doughnut.” The doughnut is the collective backyards of a block, which forms a rectangle of green space. But in the search for more space, Chabad, the Dwight School and [&hellip
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