“It’s imperative we update the zoning to reflect how SoHo is used today, and be prepared for future changes, to allow retail and let people live in SoHo without being an artist, while maintaining the existing scale and historic character of the neighborhood.
That being said, we must make sure artist uses remain in SoHo for generations to come — and find ways to provide affordable studio space. We must also rethink how the neighborhood’s public space (mostly sidewalks and streets) is designed and regulated to improve the quality of life of those who live in, work in, and visit SoHo.”
–SoHo Broadway Initiative Executive Director Mark Dicus, in an op-ed published by The Villager. Read the full article here.