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Critical SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Hearings:
Borough President Monday 8/23 at 6 pm;
City Planning Commission Thursday 9/2;
Village Preservation Releases New Data
Showing Truth About Rezoning Impacts

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will hold her virtual public hearing on the Mayor’s SoHo/NoHo Upzoning plan starting at 6 pm on Monday, August 23 — register here. Testimony is limited to 2 minutes but longer comments can be submitted to info@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

The hearing will begin with a panel of presenters consisting almost exclusively of supporters of the plan, including representatives of property owners and major developers in the area, as well as city bureaucrats who have defamed opponents of the plan and nonprofit leaders with conflicts of interest who have sought to smear plan opponents as racists. We understand the “panel” will last about an hour, after which public testimony will begin, and last until all speakers have gone.

The City Planning Commission, controlled by the Mayor, will hold its public hearing on the Thursday before Labor Day, September 2, at 10 am. Virtual and in-person testimony at 120 Broadway in the basement hearing room will be allowed. Details here.

Read Village Preservation’s highly detailed submission to the Borough President refuting the claims of the rezoning proponents HERE.

You’ll see linked in the document some of the new materials we have created:

Mapping How the Rezoning Plan Encourages Displacement and the Destruction of Affordable Housing

Analysis Showing How The City Has Hidden the True Demographics of the Rezoning Area and Planned New Construction Would Make the Area Wealthier and Its Housing More Expensive

Mapping the Disproportionate Impact of the Rezoning On Asian Americans

Explanation of How the Plan’s “25,000 Sq Ft Exemption” Is Likely to Result in Little Or No Affordable Housing Being Built 

Illustration of How Grossly Out of Scale Planned New Construction Would Be

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