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NYCHA Plans Released: 50-Story Towers Envisioned at Smith Houses

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In spite of strong objections from residents, the New York City Housing Authority is undeterred in its quest to lease public housing property for private development.   The agency yesterday posted on its website “pre-request for proposal” documents and scheduled another round of “engagement meetings” with impacted communities. The revenue-generating proposal would develop sites at five Lower East Side projects.  The real “request for proposals” (RFP) is expected to be released next month.

The documents released show that one site, at the Smith Houses on South Street, would accommodate two 500-foot buildings (that’s 50 stories).  We’ll have more on the plans later. In the meantime, you can have a look for yourself.  Click through for a look at the scheduled meetings on the LES.

June 13, 2013
Baruch Houses
Meeting Location & Time: Bard High School. 525 E. Houston St., 6 – 9 p.m.

June 17, 2013
LaGuardia Houses
Meeting Location & Time: Rutgers Community Center, 200 Madison St., 6 – 9 p.m.

June 19, 2013
Campos Plaza
Meeting Location & Time: Campos Plaza Community Center, 611 E. 13th St., 6 – 9 p.m.

June 20, 2013
Meltzer Towers
Meeting Location & Time: Meltzer Senior Center, 94 E. First St., 1 – 4 p.m.

June 20, 2013
Smith Houses
Meeting Location & Time: P.S. 126 – Manhattan Academy of Technology, 80 Catherine St., 6 – 9 p.m.

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