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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