Shenanigans Continue at South Street Seaport

Excerpts from Irene Plagianos’ October 4 article in DNA Info (Full article here

Italics our own
“South Street Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation is pushing ahead with its plan to reconstruct the Tin Building …

The overhaul of the Tin Building had previously been presented as part of a larger — and controversial — mixed-use redevelopment plan for the seaport that included tearing down a neighboring fish market warehouse, the New Market building and moving the South Street Seaport Museum. The developer has since said it’s scrapping the mixed-use project.

“At a recent CB1 meeting, Howard Hughes’ lawyer, Paul Selver, said that any building on the New Market site would require its own ULURP, an extended land use approval process that ultimately requires City Council approval and more expansive environmental impact review.”
“Previously, Howard Hughes had presented plans to the community for a soaring, nearly 500-foot condo tower at the New Market site. But because of community pushback, the developer has repeatedly said it has nixed the mixed-use plan — and there will be no tall building on the New Market site.