NYC Board Votes To Curb Upper West Side Retail Space

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 3:34 PM EST) -- A New York community board on Tuesday night approved a controversial zoning proposal that could dramatically affect retail development in the city's Upper West Side, overwhelmingly favoring a plan to curtail the width of retail space on three major avenues.

After more than three hours of statements and testimonials from business groups and local retail owners, the Manhattan Community Board 7 voted in favor of the rezoning proposal, passing the measure on to Manhattan borough president Scott M. Stringer for review.

The measure passed 37-0, with...
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