According to the meeting flyers, NYC owns "underutilized parking lots in our community, and we want to see affordable housing built on these sites."
The two examples cited are: 642-648 E. Sixth St. between Avenue B and Avenue C, which serves as NYCHA employee parking ... and 326-332 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue, which the 9th Precinct uses.
Both of these properties could yield low-incoming housing, per the organizers, the Cooper Square Committee, This Land Is Ours Community Land Trust and the Sixth Street Community Center. The forum starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) at La Plaza Cultural, the community garden on the SW corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street.
And as previously reported, a group called 5th Street Park Coalition wants a park for the space adjacent to P.S. 751 and currently used as a parking lot for the 9th Precinct on the block.
Senior housing on this Fifth Street block is one of the points of agreement that came out of the City Council vote to approve the controversial SoHo/NoHo rezoning this past December.