For those of you who attended the February 6th Open House on NoHo and SoHo...or for those who may have read about it, the process for gathering concerns and satisfactions with M1-5B zoning, in what are now mixed-use neighborhoods, was flawed but not entirely unsuccessful.
200 people attended the meeting
211 written comments were gathered
109 locations were pinned on maps
94 people responsed to information graphs
The Borough President, Gale Brewer, our Councilmember Margaret Chin and the convener, Jonathan Martin of BFJ Planning have issued a REVISED and way-more succinct statement on the purpose and process for the next four months. PLEASE READ IT.
For those who would like to comment, make a statement, suggest an improvement or complain about an impediment in specific location(s), there is now a fully interactive website - www.sohonohoplan.nyc.Do take advantage of it, your engagement will be included in this process. And, speaking of inappropriate as-of-right uses in M1-5B zones, The Great Jones Distillery (see Resolution) project is coming to CB#2's Landmarks Committee on Feb. 14th. This hearing will be solely devoted to the aesthetics of the Landmark application for their new storefront at 686 Broadway at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, decorative railings and new brick veneer and decorative grille at the parapet; paint the existing brick facade at Great Jones Alley to match the new brick veneer at the Broadway facade.
Thurs., 2/14 @ 6:30 PM- Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue, Tuttle Hall
Chenault Spence, Chair