In the Fall of 2006 the Community Task Force on NYU Development was initiated and  soon overseen by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer who secured the participation of New York University President John Sexton as well as City, State and Federal stakeholders toward a major city-wide planning initiative.  By January 2008, the Task Force and New York University adopted Guiding Principals for expansion planning that were also approved by Manhattan Community Boards 2 and 3.  Three months later, on April 23rd, 2008, NYU unveiled planning concepts from a collaborative team of urban and environmental planners through a series of public open houses soliciting feedback.   

On August 4th, 2010  Manhattan Borough President Stringer, Councilmember Margaret Chin, Community Board 2, and other local elected officials co-hosted a Land Use Education Forum on NYU’s proposed expansion to inform the public about the landmarks and land use processes at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village.  Here is the Land Use & Zoning Presentation ...or you can learn more from the Manhattan Borough President's Blog

On July 6th, 2010 NYU provided a response summary to the Task Force's Development Report recommendations of Marc 25, 2010.

On April 12th, 2010 NYU launched their comprehensive 2031 site and unveiled a revised plan resulting from internal and external feedback.  It is extensively documented at NYU in NYC

On March 25th, 2010 the Task Force released a report reviewing the process over the last two years.  The NYU Development Report offered a revised framework for multi-level examinations and conversations as we approach the next phase of NYU's 20-year development plan. 

The goal of this forum is to effectuate an urban campus plan that balances the needs of the University, the City and its communities for harmonious long-term compatibility and growth. 





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NYC Economic Snapshot, EDC, July 2010

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