CB3 Asked to Weigh Low Line With Seward Park Project | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
The abandoned trolley station under Delancey Street. All photos taken by the Delancey Underground team, May 2012. Community Board 3's land use committee met last night to discuss the Seward Park development project. As it turns out, there wasn't much to discuss. A secret task force has now met twice to help guide the city's creation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the large mixed-use project adjacent to the Williamsburg Bridge. Members of the task force were required to sign confidentiality agreements, meaning they can't talk about any issues covered in their deliberations. The most interesting topic of conversation last night concerned an adjacent project, the proposed park envisioned in an abandoned trolley station below Delancey Street. The project, known as "The Low Line," is not part of the Seward Park RFP. But during the discussion, Low Line co-founder Dan Barasch was invited to update committee members on his organization's progress. In a resolution approved last