The Big Apple Deserves Big Retailers, NYC Group Argues

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 7:57 PM EST) -- A New York City zoning proposal meant to reinforce the diversity of the Upper West Side’s main shopping streets by limiting store sizes would actually undermine the commercial success of at least one of Manhattan's retail centers, a local business improvement district said Tuesday.

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District denounced the City Planning Commission's proposal to restrict the amount of ground-floor space businesses can occupy along three of New York's busiest streets. While the proposal might be “well-intentioned,” it could derail the development of bigger...
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