NEW YORK—Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer handed down conditional approval for proposed Hudson Square Special District in Lower Manhattan.
Trinity Church proposed the project, which according to the New York Observer, wants to build new residential towers and rezone several blocks west of SoHo. Trinity wants to build new apartments in a primarily industrial area.
In a statement, Stringer said the proposed towers can only rise 290 feet while widening the tower base to 175 feet wide.
The rezoning looks to create around 2,000 to 3,000 new apartments in 20 possible sites, according to the Observer.
“I believe the modifications agreed to today will bring this proposal further in line with sound planning and community preferences,” stated Stringer, citing community concerns over the rezoning.
Trinity also accepted a request made by Stringer that special permits will have to be granted for hotels with more than 100 units.
The rezoning will have to get approval by the City Planning Commission and later, the City Council, according to the Observer.
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