City Postpones Hearing Zoning Amendment for New Cleveland Place Development

Posted on: March 2nd, 2020 at 5:04 am by

The city postponed its review of a controversial proposal to amend zoning in Little Italy to accommodate construction on Cleveland Place.

The application was initially scheduled as part of the City Planning Commission review session today, but no longer appears on the agenda. Nevertheless, the planned Community Board 2 meeting on the subject is still happening (March 11).

As previously reported, the owner of 23-25 Cleveland Place (Kenmare Square LLC) aims to alter the Special Little Italy District zoning in order to develop an ambitious eight-story office building.

The new development, if approved, is a joint venture with Terreform One that will boast retail and office space, yet also “aims to be ecologically generous, weaving butterfly conservation strategies into its design through the integration of monarch habitat in its facades, roof, and atrium.”

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