Seward Park Urban Renewal Area: Past, Present & Future

The other day we reported on the continuing efforts to reach a community consensus on how to develop what was once known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. The 10 sites have sat vacant for 40 years while neighborhood organizations argued about the amount of low income housing should be built where run down tenement buildings once stood. Last week, David Quart of the Economic Development Corporation, walked a Community Board 3 committee through the current uses of the sites, and the possible impediments to redeveloping each one. His power point presentation is posted on the community board's web site.