Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tell Me: Our Lady of Vilnius site on List of Proposed Affordable Housing Sites

Our Lady of Vilnius (aka 568 Broome Street) is included on a list of proposed affordable housing sites issued by the Manhattan Borough President's Office, dated 4/8/2014.  The header reads:

 "Office of the Manhattan Borough President 4/8/14
Proposed Opportunities for Affordable Housing in Manhattan
 Community Board Recommendations"

The church property is included in the "Hudson Square Special District"  the "Notes" column for this umbrella listing reads "21 or more sites with potential inclusionary housing with bonus FAR. Full utilization of potential 
would create over 700 new units of affordable housing. CPC should consider review to secure AH use
esp. with respect to possible conflict between FAR bonus for commercial use versus inclusionary

I don't know what the abbreviations mean (FAR, AH) and I don't know the implications for our church.  At this point, I don't even know who owns the church.  Please help me figure it all out.  Here's the link to the document:

Thank you for any help you can provide.

1 comment:

Ellen Halloran said...

AH means affordable housing and FAR stands for floor area ratio -t here's a formula involved that has to do with how high you can build on that space.