“Two Bridges” Planning, Liquor Permit Applications Dominate Community Board 3’s September Calendar

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell’s One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

After a summer respite, it looks like a busy September for Community Board 3. You can look at all of the meeting agendas for yourself, but here are a few key dates you might want to make note of before taking off for the last blast of summer.

Wednesday, Sept. 7: The Lower East Side Partnership outlines its community engagement efforts leading up to a possible district expansion. We previewed the organization’s plans earlier this month.

Monday, Sept. 12: The State Liquor Authority Authority Committee meets to review 22 applications. Among the proposals to be considered: The Idea Distillery in the old Living Theatre space at 21 Clinton St.; a bar/restaurant from James Morrissey of the Late Late at 175 East Houston St. (formerly Preserve 24); The Hemlock, a new restaurant in the former Miller’s Near & Far space at 65 Rivington St.; a restaurant called The Clancey from industry vets Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart in the old Yunnan Kitchen space at 79 Clinton St.; a bar named Invite Only at 105 Eldridge St., where Fontana’s Bar was previously located (the co-applicant is Edward Bilowich of nightlife spot Warren 77.)

Wednesday, Sept. 14: City officials will spell out the process for conducting an environmental review ahead of several large-scale development projects along the East River waterfront. You can read more about that here.

Thursday, Sept. 15: City officials will detail the next steps for a multi-million refurbishment of Seward Park.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: A meeting will be held to discuss plans for a rooftop bar at the Delancey Street Holiday Inn.

Monday, Sept. 26: A presentation is expected from JDS Development Group on its plans for a 77-story residential tower at 247 Cherry St.

Thursday, Sept. 29: A discussion about the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan takes place.