We’re shifting into holiday mode, but soon 2020 will be here and it will be time to turn our attention back to Community Board 3. Here are some highlights from CB3’s January agendas.
–On Jan. 16. the parks committee will resume discussions about the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. The Department of Design and Construction will preview the timeline and other details for the phased closure of East River Park and construction of the $1.45 billion resiliency project. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.
–On Jan. 8, the economic development committee will meet to “finalize” a proposal for a “special enhanced commercial district,” which would cover the area from 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue; Avenues A, B, C, D; East 14th Streetl East 13th Street; and East Houston Street.
–On Jan. 9, the human services/education committee will continue discussions about possibly requesting an extension to the deadline for building a public school at Essex Crossing.
–Om Jan. 14, the transportation committee will consider an application for an intercity bus company to operate from the curbside at Canal and Orchard streets. It would be the third bus operator with an approved permit in this spot. There will also be a presentation from the NYC Half Marathon about plans for local street closures when the race flows through the Lower East Side again next year.
For full details and meeting times and locations please visit CB3’s website.