Controversial Chelsea parking garage approved

Developer agrees to market monthly parking to residents. A controversial 83-space Chelsea public parking garage obtained City Council approval on September 15, 2005 after Council Member Christine Quinn urged support.

The public parking garage, part of a 15-story, 109-unit as-of-right building planned for 155 West 21st Street, required a special permit, the approval of which Community Board 4 opposed at the Planning Commission. 2 CityLand 119 (Sept. 15, 2005). Following the Commission’s approval, Council Member Quinn requested that the full Council take review of the project due to the community’s strong opposition.

Following Quinn’s recommendation, the Subcommittee approved. The full Council approved on September 15th.

Council: 155 West 21st Street (September 15, 2005); CPC: 155 West 21st Street (C 040473 ZSM – 83-space parking garage) (July 27, 2005) (Jordan Most, for 115 West 21st Street). CITYADMIN

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