Here’s what’s coming up at Community Board 3 in March.
–On Thursday, March 11, the parks committee will hear the latest from city officials about the long-delayed project to create a recreational space at Pier 42, the desolate stretch just above Montgomery Street. They will also take up a very familiar issue: “vessel operations and pier security” at neighboring Pier 36.
–On March 3, the economic development committee will discuss various programs meant to aid small businesses struggling to survive Covid and its aftermath.
–On Thursday, March 4, the human services and health committee will hear updates from Mount Sinai officials about the transformation of the former Rivington House facility into a behavioral health center.
–On Tuesday, march 9, the transportation committee will discuss planning for “outdoor dining in the Chinatown core.” Also, Transportation Alternatives will request support for its campaign to make Canal Street safer. The advocacy group calls the congested artery, “Manhattan’s Boulevard of Death.”
–On Tuesday, March 16 the land use committee will discuss the City Council’s “Planning Together” initiative, which would revamp the city’s land use and planning procedures, placing more emphasis on economic and racial justice. Speaking of which, they’ll also continue talking about proposals for changing zoning in the Two Bridges area.
The full board meets Tuesday, March 23. All meetings are virtual. More details here.