388 Hudson Street
Tell city officials NO to a towering high-rise at 388 Hudson with no permanent affordability
This city-owned plot of land at Clarkson Street, long used to construct NYC’s Water Tunnel No. 3, was also long promised to the community as a park. However, in 2021, at the urging of Community Board 2, the site was instead earmarked for the creation of 100 units of affordable housing, which would have required a very moderately scaled building on the site.
However, also at the urging of Community Board 2 as well as some local elected officials, the city began to consider increasingly larger developments for this site. By the summer of 2023, they were proposing a building of up to 355 ft. tall — the tallest tower ever constructed in Greenwich Village. Worse, questioning by Village Preservation revealed the city only intended to require the development remain affordable for 30 years. And the city’s designs ignored public feedback for a development that respected its context and minimized shadows and visibility on adjacent JJ Walker Park and the Greenwich Village Historic District.
Village Preservation welcomes affordable housing on this site, including in excess of the originally committed 100 units. In fact, we believe development that follows the guidelines we have advocated for could include about double that number of units. But we believe strongly that building on this site is only acceptable for 100% guaranteed permanently affordable housing, designed to respect its context and surroundings, and minimizing shadows on JJ Walker Park and the Greenwich Village Historic District while maximizing affordable housing.
September 20, 2023
Overwhelming Call to Right-Size and Make Permanent Affordable Housing at 388 Hudson Street; City Lashes Out in ResponseRead More
September 15, 2023
URGENT ALERT! City Proposes Towering High-Rise, Tallest Ever in Greenwich Village, WITHOUT Permanent Affordability, at 388 Hudson Street: TELL CITY OFFICIALS NO!Read More
September 5, 2023
388 Hudson Street Affordable Housing Development Public Meeting Next Tuesday, September 12, 5:45-8pmRead More
August 17, 2023
Public “Visioning” Meeting for Planned Affordable Housing and Community Facility Development at 388 Hudson Street: Tuesday, September 12, 5:45-8pmRead More
July 21, 2023
Updates on Planning for 100% Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson StreetRead More
June 20, 2023
City Considering Even Larger Development for 388 Hudson Affordable Housing Site — Up to 35 StoriesRead More
May 9, 2023
388 Hudson Affordable Housing Development ‘Visioning’ Event This Thursday, May 11, 3–6 PMRead More
May 1, 2023
City Launches Website for Planning New Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson Street, Asks for Public InputRead More
April 21, 2023
Your Input Is Needed on Plans for Affordable Housing to Be Constructed at 388 Hudson at Clarkson StreetRead More