NYC Greenlights Manhattan West Zoning Changes

01/05/2014 8:11 pm

location_1Brookfield Office Properties Inc.  announced that the New York City Council gave approval to proposed zoning changes for Manhattan West, the mixed-use development the company is building in the Hudson Yards district, reports Real Estate Weekly

The development will expand its open space from one acre to two acre. This weeks vote was the final step, as the plan has already been approved by the Community Board 4, City Planning Commission, City Council Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee, Land Use Committee and the full City Council.

City Councilman Corey Johnson, who represents Manhattan West’s neighborhood said, “I was thrilled to be able to support the Brookfield text amendment that the Council voted to approve unanimously earlier today. This project brings two acres of vibrant open space that is sorely needed to this community, which will include world-class free and public arts and events programming by Brookfield.”

“These new changes will make this a better project with more open space and amenities that the entire community can enjoy. This is exactly the kind of economic development that we need in the city. A project that creates jobs, builds a beautiful neighborhood and improves neighboring communities,” said Councilman David G. Greenfield, Chair, Land Use Committee, New York City Council.

The five-acre Manhattan West development includes two new premium-grade office towers, a luxury residential tower, a boutique five-star hotel, retail and a two-acre park.