Pondering the City’s Land Use Process

August 2, 2010  |  

(Downtown Express) — “Is the city’s land use process in need of reform?”

That question was the focus of last Wednesday’s “Land Use and Local Voices” panel discussion, co-sponsored by Community Board 1 and the Municipal Art Society. Over 400 guests attended the event and packed Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts to listen in and join the discussion.  The question, however, was largely answered even before the conference began with a resounding “yes.”

Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society, said that New York City’s land use process does indeed need to be reevaluated and remarked that Wednesday’s event would be “likely to provide more questions than answers.”

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