Gallery: Design Guidelines Approve for SPURA, Manhattan’s Largest Tract...

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Late last month, Community Board 3 approved the “Urban Design Principles,” a set of guidelines for the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) in the Lower East Side. The agreement was finally reached after 40 years of the land being used as parking lots and community organizers arguing over the area’s appropriate redevelopment. SPURA, as the area is called, is the largest tract of city owned, undeveloped land in Manhattan.

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