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On November 30, 2017, ERFA’s proposed rezoning plan was enacted into law by the NYC City Council. However, the developer of the 428-430-432 East 58th Street site (the site of the planned megatower that alerted us to the need for rezoning in the first place) applied for, and was granted, an exemption from the new law by the Board of Standards & Appeals (“BSA”). This gave the developer a green light to construct a megatower at the 58th Street site.

In August 2018, ERFA commenced a lawsuit in the NYS Supreme Court to reverse the BSA decision and thus require the developer to comply with the new zoning law.

You can learn the history of the rezoning and the threat that still persists on the blog page and on this page. Clicking the icons below will open each document in a new window.

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Court-Ordered Stipulation, December 18, 2018


ERFA Amended Petition for Article 78 Filing, August 26, 2018


ERFA Press Release – City Council Approves Zoning Change based in ERFA Proposal, November 30, 2017

ERFA Press Release – City Council Land Use Committee Votes in Favor of ERFA Zoning Proposal, November 21, 2017

ERFA Press Release – ERFA Proposal endorsed by LANDMARK WEST, July 17, 2017

Manhattan Borough President Recommendation for ERFA Text Amendment, June 29, 2017

ERFA Presentation and Testimony at Community Board Six Full Board Meeting, June 14, 2017

Setting the Record Straight, May 11, 2017

Projected Development Renderings, 2017

Co-Applicants’ Letter to Department of Buildings, April 5, 2017

Co-Applicants’ Letter to City Planning Commission, March 16, 2017

Co-Applicants’ Letter to Department of Buildings, January 19, 2017

Formal Zoning Application, December 8, 2016

Press Release and Backgrounder

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Decision, December 1, 2016

Pre-Application Statement, January 21, 2016

Press Release

Zoning Pre-Application Statement Renderings