The development of this fully approved site will fill a gap in the urban fabric that has persisted for 45 years, creating 1,000 housing units, hundreds of thousands of square feet of new commercial space, 1,000 permanent jobs and 5,000 construction jobs.
In September 2011, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development as lead agency began the environmental review process for the Seward Park Mixed Use Development Project. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was filed on August 10, 2012.
The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) is the formal City public review process for land use changes. The Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project was approved by a unanimous City Council vote on October 11, 2012.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn today announced the historic passage of the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Plan, which will transform more than six acres of underutilized land on the Lower East Side into vibrant, mixed-use space in one of New York’s most dynamic, diverse and historic neighborhoods.
Find out how NYCEDC is helping to grow and strengthen communities around New York City with NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood. In Manhattan, Seward Park saw a major milestone with the approval of project's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), a major step in making the project a reality.