Posts Tagged ‘Riverside Center’

Extell Gets OK on Affordable Housing Plan

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

rendering.tiff Last week, Community Board 7 issued another approval in the massive development project at Riverside Center, a project that the board has played a crucial role in shaping over the past several years. Riverside Center South, a project of Extell Development Co., is the planned residential and commercial community that is slated to begin construction [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Praises Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli Members of the City Planning Commission approved the Riverside Center development at a meeting Oct. 27, praising the project as vibrant and beneficial addition to the Upper West Side. The commission came to a near unanimous 12 to 1 vote in favor of the five-building, 3-million-square-foot residential and commercial development planned for [&hellip
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PUBLIC ADVOCATE BACKS RIVERSIDE PROJECT

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By Dan Rivoli Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, is now advocating in favor of Riverside Center. De Blasio gave his conditional support a day after the City Planning Commission approved the mega-development with a near unanimous vote. De Blasio praised the mixed-use retail and residential project for adding affordable housing, creating jobs and, perhaps [&hellip
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BREWER’S EARLY STANCE ON RIVERSIDE CENTER

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By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer reiterated her strong support of changing the Riverside Center development at the City Planning Commission’s Sept. 15 public meeting. Brewer testified that the commission should heed the recommendations offered in a comprehensive report that Community Board 7 issued in July
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Riverside Center Reservations

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Why I issued a conditional disapproval of the UWS project By Scott Stringer Recently I released my recommendation for Riverside Center as part of the ULURP process. Like many members of the community, I believe that Riverside Center has the potential to enliven the neighborhood. However, during my review period it became apparent that despite [&hellip
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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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Steam Power Will Stay

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To The Editor: Steam power (“To Save Powerhouse, Preservationists Take Aim At Riverside Center Plan,” June 30) is not going to become “obsolete.” Steam is used not only for heating, but for cooling as well, reducing the peak demand for electricity. The Con Edison steam system is also 50 percent co-generation, the ideal of environmentalists. [&hellip
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