Mayor Fulop arranged a Town Hall Meeting regarding the Bright & Varick Redevelopment Plan and the 87 Micro Units planned for 268 Varick Street this past Monday evening. Despite the last minute nature of the meeting, the council chambers was respectfully crowded and neighbors voiced their dissatisfaction with the project. The Jersey Journal reported on the evening. Please read this article for the full recap.
The last 2 days we have met with and retained a lawyer who will be preparing a brief in the coming days outlining the legal basis that this project is not possible without density variances. We will be sending the brief first to the Mayor and will await his response. According to our legal counsel, the density standards of the R1 district (8-9 units) are still in effect for this property. We must encourage the Mayor and Council to hold off any approvals or the sale of the property until they fully read and understand the brief. This week we ask that you reach out to our At Large Council Members–
Call Rolando Lavarro: 201.547.5268
Call Joyce Watterman: 201.547.5134
Call Daniel Rivera: 201.547.5319
Make sure to leave a message and ask them to return your call–
And Tell them: “Please encourage the Mayor to hold off any approvals or the sale of the property until he fully reads and understands the brief coming his way.”
Here– use our donate button on the Homepage or go to brightandvarick.blogspot.com–
We are organizing a fundraiser for our legal defense…check your emails for the date soon to be announced! We promise to make a it a fun night!!
KEEP AT IT:
Phone calls, talking to our neighbors and local businesses, posters–
THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL–WE’VE SHAKEN UP THE POWERS THAT BE
STAY THE COURSE!!!!!!
KEEP US IN THE LOOP:
If you are emailing Steve or Council as was requested at the Town Hall Meeting, please cc us in your emails as well. VVPANEWS@gmail.com. We would like to keep a record of all the opinions of our neighbors.