East 125th Street Development - CB11 Votes for Conditional Disapproval
Submitted by pablo on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 6:24am.
**Update - Manhattan Community Board 11 given the East 125th Street Development a Conditional Disapproval. The Resolution is attached for review. If you have any questions in regards to the decisions feel free to contact the office at 212-831-8929/30.
The East 125th Street Development - formerly Uptown NY - is approaching the final stages of community review. A special community-based taskforce has being working on the details of the project for over two years. During this time they have fought to ensure that the development provided substantial community benefits.
The taskforce was able to draft a Request for Proposal (RFP) that included income targeted housing, a cultural component and real local partnerships. Details of the RFP and related materials will be up on this website soon. If you require immediate information feel free to contact the Board Office (212-831-8929/30) or Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito's Office (212-828-9800).
The East 125th Street Development has now been certified and is officially in the City review process called ULURP. Manhattan Community Board 11 must comment on this project by June 2, 2008. In anticipation of this date, the Community Board will be holding a number of hearings and meetings. In addition, the East 125th Street Taskforce will also be holding public meetings and hearings. There are also plans for a joint town hall meeting, more details will follow shortly.
Manhattan Community Board 11 has sent a letter to Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito asking that the ULURP application be withdrawn. The letter is attached for your convenience (See Attachment: Viverito-Lieber East 125th Street ULURP).
For detailed information on the remaining development proposals see attachment "Short List RFP Responses".
The recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the East 125th Street Development can be found on the Office of Environmental Coordination website or by selecting the following link:
For more information please visit East Harlem Preservation
Below is the tentative schedule of events in regards to the East 125th Street Development:
East 125th Street Taskforce Meeting
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:00 PM - Bonifacio Seniors Home - 7 East 116th Street (Between Fifth & Madison Aves)
CB11 City Properties/Land Use Committee Meeting
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 6:30 PM - North General Hospital (Basement Cafeteria) - 1879 Madison Avenue (Between 121st & 122nd Street)
CB11 Economic Development Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 7:00 PM - Bonifacio Seniors Home - 7 East 116th Street (Between Fifth & Madison Aves)
CB11 Full Board Meeting (Public Hearing on ULURP)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 6:30 PM - P.S. 30 - 144-176 East 128th Street (Auditorium) - Between Third & Lexington Aves)
CB11 ULURP Vote on the East 125th Street Development
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 6:00 PM - Bonifacio Seniors Home - 7 East 116th Street (Between Fifth & Madison Aves)