The Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Member Margaret Chin have been co-hosting three information sessions in the recent months based on the following topics:
1) Affordable Housing and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. Event held February 3. Summary and links pasted below.
2) Mixed-Use, Quality-of-Life Issues, and Public Realm. Event held February 25. Summary and links pasted below.
3) Arts and Culture: March 30. Participation information and draft agenda below!
Each session will include relevant city agencies and focus on specific aspects of the SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan.
Approximately 200 New Yorkers logged onto, called into or livestreamed an information session focused on housing. DCP presented with the Department of Housing and Preservation regarding existing housing in SoHo and NoHo as well as strategies for housing and affordable housing in the Neighborhood Plan. There was also a question-and-answer session with attendees.
Approximately 150 New Yorkers logged onto, called into or livestreamed an information session focused on mixed-use and public realm. DCP presented with the Department of Transportation and Department of Sanitation regarding mixed-use zoning and quality of life strategies for residents and businesses in SoHo and NoHo. There was also a question-and-answer session with attendees.
The third and final session of the SoHo/NoHo community engagement series will focus on arts and culture. More specifically, DCP and the Department of Cultural Affairs will discuss how the rezoning plan will accommodate creative businesses, promote live-work opportunities, and create a transition for Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists (JLWQA).
How to participate:
To participate online by video conference, use this link: SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan Arts & Culture Update
To participate by calling from any phone, dial any of the following numbers:
Enter the following information when prompted:
If you have technical difficulties during the event, please dial either of the above numbers and enter the following information when prompted:
Livestream: The event will be livestreamed on YouTube for those only wishing to watch – SoHo/NoHo Livestream.