Now is Your Chance to Sound Off on Those Proposed Mega-Towers Along the East River

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

If you have an opinion about more gigantic towers along the waterfront on the Lower East Side, this coming Tuesday evening, Aug. 14, is your chance to speak out.

Community Board 3 is hosting a public hearing on the Two Bridges Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It’s an official part of the land use review process for three mega-projects developers want to build on a three-block stretch between Clinton Street and Rutgers Street. Four new towers would range in height from 62 to 80 stories and would add more than 2,700 apartments to the Two Bridges neighborhood.

The Draft EIS examines impacts of the new developments on local roads, schools, parks, transit, affordable housing, among other neighborhood facilities. After CB3 submits its recommendations, there will be an October 17 hearing before the City Planning Commission.

Tuesday’s meeting takes place at M.S. 131, 100 Hester St. at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public will each be allowed to speak for 2 minutes.

You can red the Draft EIS here. More documents on the projects available on CB3’s website.