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CB3 March Agendas: Two Bridges Development, Marathon Madness, Essex Crossing Traffic

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Renderings: New East River waterfront with proposed towers.
Renderings: New East River waterfront with proposed towers.

It’s a busy month ahead at Community Board 3. Here’s a look at some of the meetings you might want to check out in March:

–On March 14 (Wednesday), the land use committee will revisit efforts to curtail three mega-towers in the Two Bridges area. There will be an update on a zoning text amendment that, if enacted, would force a full land use review of the projects. The application was submitted by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilmember Margaret Chin in January. Separately, there will be an update on a community-led effort for a rezoning in the Two Bridges area.

–On March 15 (Thursday), the parks committee will hear from the Parks Department about a, “Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the reuse of the Baruch Bathhouse site.” The community has been pleading for years for the rehabilitation of this building, so we’ll be watching this one carefully. Also the Economic Development Corp. will update plans for the Corlears Hook ferry landing. Community members have expressed concern about crowd control in the area. And the Parks Department will present designs for the new Corlears Hook dog run.

–On March 13 (Tuesday), the transportation committee will continue a discussion about contingency plans for the L Train shutdown. There will also be a presentation from organizers of the March 18th NYC Half Marathon (community members aren’t very happy about the lack of communication about the event, which is expected to bring more than 22,000 runners through the neighborhood). There will also be a discussion about traffic gridlock around the Essex Crossing development sites.

–On March 12 (Monday) the State Liquor Authority committee will examine applications from the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery and the Holiday Inn on Delancey Street.

You can see the full agendas here.

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