City Planning Commission Holds Seward Park Hearing Wednesday, July 11

Rendering: NYC Economic Development Corp.

A week from Wednesday, the City Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the land use application for the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project.  Two months ago, Community Board 3 unanimously approved the proposal, which would create 900 new apartments and up to 600,000 feet of commercial space on nine parcels near the Williamsburg Bridge.

The Manhattan Borough President, City Planning and the City Council are now being called on to approve the Seward Park plan. The borough president’s review period expires this week.  The Planning Commission hearing takes place Wednesday, July 11 at 22 Reade Street (Spector Hall), at 10 a.m. The city agency has 60 days to review the application before it’s taken up by the City Council.

Before the plan was passed by CB3, city officials agreed to the community’s demand to guarantee permanent affordability in the Seward Park project. Half of the apartments to be built will be affordable.

See our previous coverage of the Seward Park process here.