In a move that isn't at all surprising, the City Council unanimously approved the Chelsea Market rezoning today, The Real Deal reports. The Council's decision has been a given at least since the land use subcommittee issued its own approval of the rezoning at the end of October. Developer Jamestown Properties had to agree to a few modifications to get that thumbs-up: the developer won't alter the buildings or facade in makeover process, and Jamestown will set up an internship program at the nearby Fulton Houses. The Bloomberg administration also promised to fund 150 units of affordable housing in the neighborhood, regardless of whether the Chelsea Market redevelopment actually comes to pass. Judging by preservationist e-mails to the Curbed inbox this afternoon, opponents of the plan are still in the anger stage.
· City Council OKs plan for Chelsea Market Development [Real Deal]
· Chelsea Market coverage [Curbed]