Community Board 2 Chairman Brad Hoylman has issued a statement in response to St. Vincent's victory at the Landmarks Preservation Commission: "While many in the neighborhood will view today’s decision as a setback, the public’s efforts have not been in vain. Because of them and with the support of local elected officials and the LPC, the plan for the Rudin condominium project east of Seventh Avenue was altered significantly to include the preservation of four historic buildings. In addition, the Greenwich Village neighborhood will receive a new 560-seat primary school to help ease the classroom overcrowding crisis in our area. During the ULURP phase of this project, the community board plans to address other key issues raised by the public, such as the need for affordable housing, the creation of public open space on the triangle at Greenwich and Seventh Avenues, construction mitigation, the location of garages and sensible traffic patterns." [CurbedWire Inbox]
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