Monday, April 25, 2016

New York City considers retail in open spaces along Water Street

city-considers-retail-open-spaces-along-water-streetWater Street in Lower Manhattan, with 19 million square feet of towering office buildings, is at the center of a debate over how to utilize privately owned public spaces.

At its meeting on Monday, the City Planning Commission is expected to approve a proposed change to how these spaces, known as POPS, are used. If the City Council ultimately signs off on the plan, Water Street would be poised to undergo a transformation from a quiet area dominated by commercial real estate to one teeming with restaurants, shops and outdoor cafes.. . . more

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