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NYC Council green-lights redevelopment of Pier 57

On Tuesday 9 April the New York City Council unanimously approved the restoration and redevelopment of New York’s historic Pier 57, marking the end of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure process and establishing a pivotal milestone for the realisation of the project.

Located within the Hudson River Park at the West Side Highway and 15th Street in the West Chelsea neighborhood, the project is being developed by Young Woo & Associates (YWA) which was awarded the job in 2009 through a competitive RFP process led by the Hudson River Park Trust. YWA’s vision is to remake the Pier in the image of a cultural hub and creative center, integrating the arts, fashion, design, film, food, and other innovative attractions into a unique retail environment.

Proposed are a public market, to serve as New York’s largest incubator for cutting edge local and international brands and merchants, including the Tribeca Film Festival which will establish a permanent venue there, and a rooftop garden for events and exhibitions. In total the project will create 425,000 sq ft of retail, food, educational and cultural uses, revenue from which will be used to help improve and maintain the Hudson River Park.

Commenting on the today’s momentous decision and what the project means to New Yorkers were NY City Speaker Christine Quinn and Diane Taylor, Chairperson of the Hudson River Trust. “The Pier 57 redevelopment plan is a major victory for Manhattan’s west side community,” said Speaker Quinn. “This project ensures the Hudson River Park Trust will soon see a new, sorely needed source of revenue, which will be used to help improve and maintain the entire park.”

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