Friday, April 20, 2012

Jewish Home construction??

Jewish Home Lifecare wants to move from 106th Street to 97th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.   Of late:

  • The City Planning Commission overrode objections from Community Board 7and granted permission to Jewish Home Lifecare to build a 20-ish story building in what is now the parking lot of Park West Village between Whole Foods and P.S. 163 - assuming JHL gets the proper other permits.
  • The Park West Village Tenant Association won the first step of a lawsuit against JHL for the loss of PWVTA's parking lot - and the ability to park right in front of one's home.  The PWVTA needs to raise $75,000 as a bond to pursue the suit.
  • Westsiders for Public Participation, Inc. just wrote a letter to the state's health commissioner urging that its permit for JHL's move be denied for lack of community involvement - and the effort to keep the community in the dark.