In the coming weeks you will be asked to vote on the ULURP application for the Yankee Stadium redevelopment project, as well as the use of PILOTs to fund the project.
The project has engendered more controversy than anticipated because of several features of the plan which are not in fact fundamental to the stadium redevelopment.
These issues are within the Council’s power to resolve with changes to the project.
The Council can allay the controversy and give New York a project that everyone can support by removing some of the new parking garages from the project and saving the parkland that is now slated to end up under them. Thank you for your consideration.