Old Elevated Rail Line To Be Converted Into A Park

A proposal sees to spur new commercial and residential developments along Manhattan's West side by turning an old elevated rail line into a park.
September 26, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The plan is part of the city's overall effort to encourage and control development on the West Side, Manhattan's most undeveloped area. Zoning there would be changed from manufacturing and commercial uses...Development along the line would be restricted to protect the open views...In a concession to those who own land directly under the High Line, the proposal would allow those property owners to sell their air rights...to high-rise developments on the avenues."

Thanks to Stu Baker

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Published on Thursday, September 25, 2003 in The New York Times
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