Oct 26, 2022 TGI Briefing Report – It’s clear?: “Climate Center” Primary Role is as Anchor

GI development zones map

(Also See: Letter to CB1 )

Confirmed?: Climate Center’s primary role is to serve as an anchor to development. 75% of GI development zone would be open to high-rise commercial development

See map below.
In other words, the view that the actual intention here is not climate research or supporting GI, …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th – Testimony

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

Below is some of the written testimony presented to The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) prior to their Tuesday, October 11, 2022  hearing regarding Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) proposal for new outdoor lighting for Governors Island (GI). The TGI proposal includes completely out-of-character intimidating 35ft light poles with obtrusive overly bright lighting for the historic district. …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th – Report

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

October 11, 2022: Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Chair Sarah Carroll ruled that the Trust’s GI lighting proposal needs more discussion and that no decision would be made at that meeting. The LPC supports the given goals of the plan, but the majority asks that the poles be re-studied in the context of landscape and historic buildings etc. …

City Council Land Use Vote May 11, 2021

Today the City Council Land Use Committee approved a severely inadequate set of modifications (see below) to the fiscally and environmentally irresponsible Governors Island rezoning proposal. These council members have set themselves up for a legacy to be known to usher a “Penn Station 1963 2.0” where a precious public jewel is greedily devoured at the taxpayers’ …

NY City Planning Commission Sells Out Governors Island – March 17, 2021

City Planning Commissioners 3-17-21

NY City Planning Commission Governors Island Vote Result March 17, 2021.

The Governors Island rezoning plan with modifications Passed. 7 Commissioners voted YES, One Commissioner voted NO and 3 Commissioners Abstained.

Lago, Knuckles, Burney, Cappelli, Douek, Eaddy, Knight, Ortiz

NO – concern about height and financial sustainability