The City Planning Commission met this morning to take its official vote on the plans for the South Street Seaport's Pier 17, and a tipster reports that the plans for a Pier 17 makeover were unanimously approved?with two modifications. The smaller one is that the pier must incorporate moorings for maritime use. The bigger one, which will please some anxious neighbors, is that there will be no rooftop Seaport signage. City Planning Commissioners had declared the proposed signage a blight on the area at an earlier meeting, and compared it quite unfavorably to the Pepsi and Domino signs, so the decision is no particular surprise. Construction on the pier redesign should begin by July 1 and will include a new shopping mall with a 10,000-square-foot roof space and a food market in the pier-neighboring Link Building.
· Pier 17 coverage [Curbed]