Rivington House Back on CB3’s Agenda in February
Community Board 3 is out with its February meeting agenda. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
On Thursday, Feb. 1 the Health & Human Services Committee will be discussing the next steps at Rivington House, the former nursing home surreptitiously sold to luxury condo developers. Earlier this month, the State Attorney General reached a settlement with Allure Group, the former property owner. The settlement clears the way for Allure to open a new nursing home on the Lower East Side and requires the firm to hand over $1.25 million to unspecified non-profit groups. Committee members will be talking about various issues related to the settlement agreement. There will also be an update on the downsizing of Beth Israel Hospital.
On Wednesday, Feb. 7, there will be a joint meeting of the land use and economic development committees. The main event: a ULURP vote on zoning changes required for a proposed tech hub on 14th Street. There’s been controversy over efforts by community activists to link approval of the tech hub plan with a broader rezoning on the blocks to the south of 14th Street.
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the transportation committee will be briefed on the MTA/NYC DOT plan for dealing with the 15-month shutdown of the L Train.
Check the full agenda for meeting details.