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City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing: Tenants, youth, and staff testified!

City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing: Tenants, youth, and staff testified!

On October 17th, CAAAV tenants, youth, and staff testified in the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed Two Bridges waterfront development in Chinatown. Community organizations, residents from the Lower East Side/Chinatown, supporters, and elected officials also joined this public hearing and voiced their concerns and opposition against the development of the towers. Elected officials Margaret Chin and Gale Brewer advocated for a text amendment which would lead to a Special Permit, and ultimately an ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) process in order to... read more