Final Hearing On Seward Park Development Proposal Takes Place Next Week

Rendering: NYC Economic Development Corp.

If you want your voice to be heard before the City Council votes on the land use application that will shape the redevelopment of the Seward Park development site, next week’s your last chance.  Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Council’s planning subcommittee will hold a public hearing on the proposal.  The Council’s vote is the last step before mayoral approval.

The plan calls for 900 apartments (50% of them affordable), a large amount of commercial space and a new Essex Street Market on a 1.65 million square foot parcel adjacent to the Williamsburg Bridge.  The Seward park site had been the subject of bitter community battles for four decades before Community Board 3 approved the city’s land use (ULURP) document earlier this year.