This is What’s Ahead For Community Board 3 in December

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Most of us are still in holiday mode, but beginning next week Community Board 3 will be back to work. Here’s a look at what’s happening at CB3 in December.

–On Tuesday, Dec. 10 officials from the Department of Transportation will provide an update on continuing efforts to alleviate the traffic bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets. The transportation committee will also consider an intercity bus application for 59 Canal St. (at Orchard Street).

–On Thursday, Dec. 5,  members of the human services/education committee will discuss the MTA’s controversial plan to place 500 additional law enforcement officers in New York City train stations.  The panel will also talk about a request to extend the deadline to build a new public school on Grand Street. A site that’s part of the Essex Crossing project is being reserved until the year 2022, but funds have not been allocated to build the school.

–On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at CB3’s land use committee meeting, the nonprofit group, Cooper Square Committee, will present findings from its study on the impacts of the 2008 rezoning of the Lower East Side.

–On Thursday, Dec. 12 the parks committee will review final plans for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. There will be discussion about a plan to move Department of Sanitation truck parking from East 10th Street to Pier 42. And there will be updates on plans for the Baruch Bathhouse.

For more details, plus meetings times and locations, visit Community Board 3’s website.