Trading Our Rays of Sunlight For Their Shiny Dimes
By Donathan Salkaln:
What developers are doing to NYC today is much like what commercial fisherman have done to our oceans. Net, drag, and rake in every square inch of property and every nickel and dime, that it can. Regulations have been put in place to protect both industries from themselves, yet developers continually find ways around our zoning laws. With no land left, developers are now poaching the space above buildings, producing bizarre architectural results while taking away our neighborhood’s sunlight.
Jamestown’s hotel and office/condo development, proposed to be built above the Chelsea Market, is the latest plan to test the strength of Chelsea’s zoning laws. It's rendering is as bulky as if someone picked up the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and just dumped it on our neighborhood.
We need to stand up and fight developers that continually attack our zoning laws!
Voice your opinion!
Posted on Thu, May 12, 2011
by Donathan Salkaln