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  1. Guest
    May 8, 2014

    "20 percent of the units will be affordable housing" — so, what's the maximum income for that? Last I heard it was either $100,000 or $160,000 per year. Anyone thinking that low-income people will be living in this new building better think again. These will just be places for the lesser rich who will live with 80% very rich.

    And, we need to get the law changed that prevents the public from being able to speak when a revision is presented to the LPC, because submitting something that will be denied, and then returning with what the actually wanted in the first place, has become a bad scheme of the developers.

    • TerryO
      May 10, 2014

      As someone who has lived in Greenwich Village and Soho for the past 40 years, it hurts to see the developers take over our 'downtown'. They don't live here – just grow rich from destroying a wonderful world. Once upon a time, it was all affordable in one way or another. Our downtown was rich in creativity, intellectual life — a world unto its own. The 1 % are just that and they shouldn't count or own what was really developed by people with more imagination and vision than they will ever have.

      • BBMW
        May 10, 2014

        I love how putting what looks like a very nice building in an empty parking lot is destroying your "wonderful world." And when did you buy downtown to make it 'yours." Unlike you, these people actually OWN the property they're building on.

        You're probably some regulated renter who's never actually invested a nickle in the neighborhood.

      • Guest
        May 11, 2014

        Apparently, the organizers of the local street fairs have barred the church from participation, in retaliation. Sigh.

  2. 63native
    May 8, 2014

    It seems like preservationists just want to keep saying "no" until _any_ developer gives up. Are they all Republicans–"the party of NO"?

    The St. Luke's team heard the objections, responded, and came back with a revised plan that the LPC approved. Due process was followed, and preservationists' objections were heeded.

  3. Barbara385
    May 9, 2014

    It is long past time for any reporter doing a story on developments that include apartments to also report the planned prices for the apartments designated as 'affordable" in DOLLARS.

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