Saturday, November 16, 2013

Midtown East Zoning

And Crain's editorial board takes a tough look at the failed deal to rezone Midtown East.
Bill de Blasio is not the mayor yet, but the collapse of a crucial rezoning of the city's primary business district demonstrates the influence his election is already having on the city's economic future. And his role in the failure of the Bloomberg administration's midtown east plan foretells a shift in how development happens here.

The Post urges the New York City Council to pass the Midtown East rezoning plan, arguing that putting it off any further could spell the “slow death” of a key part of the city’s commercial center:
Midtown East

Midtown East Rezoning Killed
City Council Kills East Midtown Rezoning Plan With de Blasio’s Blessing  NYC City Council delivers stinging defeat to over East Midtown rezoning plan: 
“I want to apologize to anybody that believed in me, and I hope that I and my family will be able to move on from here,” Savino said.* Midtown East Rezoning To Die In For Now | New York Daily News
Bloomberg Drops Plan To Rezone East Side For Taller Buildings (NYT) 
 Craven blow to east midtown hopes(NYP) In a single craven stroke, lame-duck Speaker Christine Quinn and weak-willed City Councilman Dan Garodnick have likely consigned the once dominant Grand Central area to a permanent future* City Council nixing Midtown East rezoning(NYP) * End of Proposal to Raise Skyline on the East Side(NYT) * Midtown East Off Table(WSJ) The Bloomberg administration is withdrawing a project to transform the area around Grand Central Terminal with eye-catching skyscrapers.* City Council dismisses plan to build up Midtown East(NYDN) * After a tentative blessing, Stringer applauds a Midtown East delay  * The three projects included in the Bloomberg administration’s Midtown East rezoning proposal could still move forward, as neither of the key opponents, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Councilman Dan Garodnick are against development, the Times reports: * The Daily News writes that the reason why New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick and Council Speaker Christine Quinn pulled the plug on the Midtown East rezoning proposal was opposition by Peter Ward, the head of the Hotel Trades Council* Bloomberg’s rezoning project ‘delayed’ — not dead(NYP) * Craven blow to east midtown hopes(NYP) * A killer union deal(NYDN Ed) Cheered by Mayor-elect de Blasio, the City Council went deep into the political tank in killing the critically important rezoning of the east Midtown business district. As for Garodnick’s hope of succeeding Quinn as speaker, he hurt his cause by playing small ball — and scared small ball at that.* * Cuomo signed a bill into law that will let Hudson River Park on the West Side of Manhattan sell air rights for development up to one block east of the park’s boundaries in order to collect much-needed revenue, the Times reports:  * * The Daily News’ Juan Gonzalez criticizes Cuomo over allowing development along the Hudson River in Manhattan, a high-risk hurricane evacuation zone, comparing him to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who vetoed a similar bill:

Midtown Zoning Push
The Bloomberg administration is scrambling to gather enough City Council votes to approve his plan to re-zone a 73-block area of East Midtown, with Councilman Daniel Garodnick emerging as a pivotal figure in the proposal’s fate, The New York Times reports


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