Gallery: NYC’s Planning Commission Passes SPURA Redevelopment Plan With...

New York’s City Planning Commission voted yes this week on the controversial SPURA plan that would redevelop the Lower East Side lot and bring a bevy of new buildings (many that are unwanted by neighbors). The project for a cluster of city-owned blocks was finally approved after a whopping 50 years of debate. According to the plan, construction will soon begin on a bevy of new apartments, commercial space, community facilities, a hotel, a park and a brand new Essex Market for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

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