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MAS to City: Study Community’s Plan for the Former Con Ed Site

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The city has a unique opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to community-based planning by officially studying the alternative plan for the former Con Ed site that Manhattan’s Community Board Six produced. The community’s plan — which, unlike the developer’s plan, calls for real waterfront access, meaningful public open space and reasonably scaled buildings — has been endorsed by all the elected officials who represent the area.

The plan must be studied in the environmental review process to be considered a viable alternative to the developer’s proposal when the project comes before the City Planning Commission and the City Council. The MAS urges the city to fully explore the community’s vision in the upcoming Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Please join Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Dan Garodnick in asking the city to embrace community-based planning. Contact City Planning Commission Chairwoman Amanda Burden and tell her that you want the Department of City Planning to study the community board’s plan as part of the environmental review for the former Con Ed site.

Read the comments of the MAS on the Draft Scope for the environmental review of the site and the comments of the Campaign for Community-Based Planning Task Force.