New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Oshrat Carmiel

Bloomberg Business NYC Developer Races Against Rules That Would Cut Tower in Half by Oshrat Carmiel

NYC Developer Races Against Rules That Would Cut Tower in Half

A fresh proposal, drafted with input from members of the city planning department, is scheduled for public hearing on Oct. 18, paving the way for a possible approval by the city council in November, said Ben Kallos, a councilman who is one of the applicants seeking rezoning.

“All along, this has been a race to the finish,” Kallos, the councilman, said in an interview. “I hope to vote on it as soon as possible. Communities want a say in how their neighborhoods are developed.”

 

Bloomberg Business Sutton Place rezoning proposal seeks to block 90-story tower by Oshrat Carmiel

Sutton Place rezoning proposal seeks to block 90-story tower

“We are racing the clock, but I would warn any investor that this is a poor investment,” said Councilman Ben Kallos, one of the applicants on the rezoning proposal filed with the city planning department. “This neighborhood will rezone before this building can go up. I’m so tired of people saying that ‘as of right’ means the community can do nothing.”