NYC Planning Commission OKs Chelsea Market Expansion

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The New York City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved Jamestown Properties' controversial expansion plan for Manhattan's iconic Chelsea Market with several modifications, including a requirement that the developer commit several million dollars to affordable housing.

The more than 300,000-square-foot expansion proposal had sparked concerns from neighborhood residents looking to remedy the dearth of affordable housing in the area, and also piqued worries about noise and traffic congestion. But before giving it the stamp of approval, the City Planning Commission addressed those concerns by making modifications, including...
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