NYC Lifts Zoning Hurdle For Chelsea Market Expansion

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 6:55 PM EST) -- The New York City Council on Tuesday approved zoning changes for the historic Chelsea Market building in order to accommodate two new office towers that developer Jamestown Properties plans to build as part of a controversial 300,000-square-foot expansion.

The City Council voted 41-1 Tuesday to affirm the Committee on Zoning and Franchises' approval last month of the zoning changes, which will make it possible for construction to begin on the two new buildings, with some design restrictions.

But the vote angered some residents and local activists...
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