Gallery: City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

After fifty long years of hemming and hawing, the City Council has finally approved the SPURA redevelopment plan for the Lower East Side. Manhattan won’t be getting a new ski slope-covered mega mall, but the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Plan will transform the disused Lower East Side area into housing and retail shops. With the plan finally in place, we can only hope that big box retailers are kept out, keeping the unique spirit of the Lower East Side alive.

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  1. feline74 October 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t blame folks for wanting to do something with those vacant lots, but it looks like other parts of the project would tear down some old brownstones. What’s wrong with them that can’t be seen in the ‘before’ pictures?