City Eyes 4.5M SF MXU on Governors Island
The city is taking the first steps toward enabling what could be 4.5-million square feet of mixed-use development on the southern portion of Governors Island, the former military base in New York Harbor. It has issued a notice for the first public hearing on a proposed rezoning, to be held Sept. 26 at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.
“This rezoning represents the next step in marrying the Island’s rich history with its future role as a global hub for convening, the arts, tech, and education,” said Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development. A 43-acre park was completed in 2016, some six years after the city took control of the island.
The Sept. 26 hearing on the rezoning will be the first step in what’s likely a year-long public review process. A vote by the City Council is projected for fall 2019.
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