Monday, May 10, 2010

Reminders tonight: Learn how NYU may really take over the East Village in the next 20 years



From the GVSHP website:

On Monday, May 10 there will be a public hearing on NYU’s 2031 Expansion Plan in Community Board 3’s Zoning Committee. As Community Board 3 covers the East Village, the hearing and discussion will focus on how the plan will impact the area east of 4th Avenue. The NYU 2031 expansion plan currently calls for the university to add between 1 and 1.5 million sq. ft. of space in the East Village and other areas near to but just outside of its Washington Square ‘core’ over the next 20 years. NYU’s recently-completed 26 story dorm on East 12th Street — the tallest building in the East Village — is 175,000 sq. ft., thus the proposed 1-1.5 million sq. ft. is the equivalent of roughly six to nine more of these. However, unlike the ‘core’ area where NYU has given a great deal of specifics about what they are proposing to build there, in the East Village and other areas outside of the ‘core’ NYU has not provided any details about how, when, or where this massive amount of space might be distributed over the next 20 years.

It's in the Cooper Union Foundation Building, 7 E. Seventh St., the Peter Cooper suite, 8th floor.

3 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

those numbers you highlighted are terrifying.

Goggla said...

Terrifying...my thoughts, exactly.

East Village Feed said...

For comparison: the Chrysler building is about 1.1 million SF. Couldn't we just squeeze one of those next to Veselka?