The SPURA Project, Explained

The Lo-Down provides an in-depth examination of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area — easily one of the most important developments in Manhattan and one that will radically change the Lower East Side. The article explains the plans for the project that involve a new school, room for a “big box store” like Wal-Mart, 900 new apartments, and possibly the relocation of the Essex Street Market. The three-year planning of the project is now entering a new phase in which Community Board 3’s will have “the most leverage to impact what will be built,” according to the website. The next public hearing is scheduled for April 18.