Wednesday, October 17, 2018

One community's zoning victory

From the NY Post:

A state appeals panel has yanked the permit to build an Upper West Side nursing home, a controversial project with the mayor’s support.

Neighbors of the 20-story Jewish Home Lifecare project at 125 W. 97th St. had sued to block construction, arguing the area is already too densely populated.

In 2016, the mayor’s ­Office of Sustainability greenlit the project, even though a state environmental review had expressed concern about noise and hazardous material related to planned construction.

But on Tuesday the Appellate Division put the kibosh on the plan, saying it violated zoning regulations about open space.


Anonymous said...

If you dont want a homeless shelter to be built in your neighborhood dont complain to city hall complain straight to Albany !!

Anonymous said...

I tried to find more about this story but I couldn't. I find it interesting that builds for mega towers that benefit the rich and take away green spaces move along at alarming rates but a nursing home was stopped???? So does it have to do with the Jewish neighbors, how powerful are they? or was it really bad for the neighborhood?

I'd really like move information on what the build out entailed.

Anonymous said...

A nursing home isn't a homeless shelter. The members aren't going to be on the streets half the day hassling their neighbors. There's tons of public transit. It's Manhattan, it's suppose to be dense. What's the problem? Construction noise? That's true for any project.

Anonymous said... Environmental hazards, etc.

Ivan said...

One issue not discussed was traffic. The nursing home vehicles double and triple park at their current address on 106 st. 97 is much more of a major cross town street. The effect of the same issues here would make that stretch into times square traffic wise.