MAS Summit Update: Moynihan Station and the Far West Side
September 13th, 2010, 5:44 pm
This fall, construction is set to commence on Moynihan Station, arguably one of the city’s most important development projects. What impact will a world-class train station have on its neighboring communities? What can New Yorkers expect in the way of transit improvements in each phase of the massive construction project? We will seek to answer these and more questions at the MAS Summit for NYC, to be held October 21 and 22, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, in the heart of a neighborhood sure to be transformed by the completion of Moynihan. “MAS has long advocated for Moynihan, and for a rational plan for growth for the area,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla. “The Summit will explore this very crucial project for the city, as well as its implications for the far West Side.” The panel, Moynihan Station and the Far West Side, will be held on Day 2 of the Summit. Participants include Tim Gilchrist, president of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation; Tom Wright, executive director of the Regional Planning Association; Vishaan Chakrabarti, director and Marc Holliday professor of Real Estate Development at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Kent L. Barwick, president emeritus of the Municipal Art Society.