PETITION AGAINST QUADRIAD REALTY’S PLAN TO BUILD OVERSIZED BUILDINGS IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
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PETITION AGAINST QUADRIAD REALTY'S PLAN TO BUILD OVERSIZED BUILDINGS THAT WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
To: Community Board 12, City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, City Councilmember Robert Jackson, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman Charles Rangel, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares and Assemblyman Herman "Denney" Farrell, Jr.
Background: Quadriad Realty Partners is applying to New York City for permission to build a mega-development on Broadway and Fairview Avenue at W. 190th Street. These multiple high-rises would range from 23 to 40 stories in height and would have a major impact on our neighborhood. 70% of the apartments would be rented at expensive market rates, and the 30% "affordable" apartments would not be based on the actual incomes of the working families who live here.
Impact: The impact of having oversized buildings with approximately 600 apartments occupy the very compact corner of Broadway and Fairview Avenue at W. 190th Street - an already densely populated, high traffic zone - includes:
- the traffic flow on Broadway - the only north/south thoroughfare in our area - would be greatly disrupted
- emergency response time would be adversely affected by the additional traffic
- the subway stations and bus lines would not be able to handle the additional ridership
- more stress would be placed on our already overcrowded school system
- additional pollution would be caused by all the cars and trucks coming to and going from these buildings
- the construction could endanger the nearby buildings that are supported by stilts.
Community Demands: We believe that this project is far too big for the community. Quadriad's plan does not address the actual housing needs of working families in the Washington Heights community. We insist that our public leaders support projects that meet the actual need for real affordable housing for the families that live here and do not negatively impact the environment, health and economic life of the community.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Urge Community Board 12 to vote against this project - Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ 7 p.m. at Milstein Family Heart Center, NY- Presbyterian Hospital, 173 Ft. Washington Avenue (between 165th & 168th Streets).
We the undersigned support this petition:
Northern Manhattan Neighborhood Coalition