CB2 Hearings on NYU Plans— Tonight!

This Monday, March 7 at 6:30 pm NYU will present its application for changes to the landmarked Silver Towers complex to the CB 2 Landmarks Committee.  We understand that this will include plans for a new dog run and playground on the property, as well as changes to the lighting.  

From Andrew Berman, Exectutive Director the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation:

This Monday, March 7 at 6:30 pm NYU will present its application for changes to the landmarked Silver Towers complex to the CB 2 Landmarks Committee.  We understand that this will include plans for a new dog run and playground on the property, as well as changes to the lighting.  We don't have more details than that, but complete information should be provided at the meeting, taking place at the NYU Silver Bldg (bring photo ID), 32 Waverly Place (at Washington Square East), rm. 206.
 
Whether this is a minor change with little consequence or a major change that raises serious landmarks issues and impacts their broader plans is not yet clear.  However, this hearing is just the first step in a process which will include public hearings at and a vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which decides whether or not the proposed changes are approved.  If you are unable to attend the meeting on Monday, GVSHP will report back on what was presented and potential next steps.  Please keep in mind that approval of this application will be based upon whether or not it is considered "appropriate" in relation to the historic and architectural qualities of the complex for which it received landmark designation.
 
Whether this is a minor change with little consequence or a major change that raises serious landmarks issues and impacts their broader plans is not yet clear.  However, this hearing is just the first step in a process which will include public hearings at and a vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which decides whether or not the proposed changes are approved.  If you are unable to attend the meeting on Monday, GVSHP will report back on what was presented and potential next steps.  Please keep in mind that approval of this application will be based upon whether or not it is considered "appropriate" in relation to the historic and architectural qualities of the complex for which it received landmark designation.
 
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