NYC Panel Votes Down Jamestown's Chelsea Market Hotel Plans

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan planning committee refused Thursday to support a controversial proposal to add more than 300,000 square feet of hotel and office space to New York City's iconic Chelsea Market unless owner Jamestown Properties agrees to scrap the hotel plan.

The 12-member Chelsea Preservation & Planning Committee, a unit of local Community Board 4, voted at a public meeting Thursday to recommend denying the application absent the owner's guarantee that it would ban hotel use at the site, as well as lower maximum height restrictions and...
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