LAND USE Anita Brandt, Chair
Wed., 4/8 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 411
Update on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment scoping hearing that was held on March 25th.
City Planning Commission’s proposed Housing New York: Zoning for Quality & Affordability See the Proposal
There are many opinions on this one and unusually sparse explanation from CPC. CB#2 Manhattan is following this closely. Attending this hearing will likely shed more light.
The major objection one hears is that the plan will open a great deal of existing stock to re-development and provide very little in actual affordable units. The particulars of how it would be applied in Historic Districts that are also Contextually Zoned are equally unexplained.
We invite you to read the statement from The Historic Districts Council, and if you haven’t already, check the comments from GVSHP. All that said, NoHo is one of a very few areas in The Village that is NOT subject to Contextual Zoning, the key component for The Mayor’s new plan.
**SLA LICENSING #II Carter Booth, Robert Ely, Co-Chairs
Thurs., 4/9 @ 6:30 PM – St. Anthony of Padua Church, 151-155 Sullivan St., Lower Hall
Apps. to the SLA for New beer and/or
wine License: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for
Thought and Culture, Inc., d/b/a Sheen Center,
18 Bleecker St. 10012 See posting of April 6th
Application for a new Beer & Wine License for
Ogawa Sushi Inc., d/b/a Ogawa Café, 36 E. 4th St.
“Corporate Change” application on the license for
the former Five Points, now Vics at
31 Great Jones St.
Application for a new on-premise license for an
entity to be formed by The Sheetz Group and
Ken Friedman, 45 Bond St. 10012 (Site of the
We will be meeting with Mr. Friedman on Monday April 6th, at The Smile, to hear his plans and discuss criteria for licensed establishments on Bond St. In the meantime, Eater has some words on the subject.
Thurs., 4/23 @ 6:30 PM– Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium