Manhattan

Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)

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Four decades ago, an urban renewal project near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on Manhattan's Lower East Side displaced thousands of low-income tenants.
Pratt Center assisted local stakeholders in conducting visioning sessions to address the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area in lower Manhattan.
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While the city built affordable housing on some of the cleared parcels in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), several large blocks went undeveloped. In 2009, parking lots occupied the undeveloped...

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Manhattan Community Board 9 197-a Plan

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From 2003 to 2007, Pratt Center worked closely with Community Board 9 Manhattan (CB9M) and the Harlem Community Development Corporation to craft a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide the future development of three neighborhoods in northern Manhattan: Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights.
Pratt Center worked with local stakeholders to develop recommendations to guide development in three northern Manhattan neighborhoods.
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Community Board 9's plan for the area guided the local response to Columbia University's proposal to expand into Manhattanville. Pratt Center assembled a team to assist Community Board 9 in evaluating Columbia's own rezoning proposal for Manhattanville, including a review and...

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