MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Public Scoping Meeting for proposed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, starting at 6:30 pm
at the American Museum of Natural History LeFrak Theater
(enter at Weston Pavilion entrance, Columbus Ave & W 79th St)
The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will hold a Public Scoping Meeting to take public comments on the Museum’s plans to expand its footprint into Theodore Roosevelt Park, a NYC public park surrounding the American Museum of Natural History (a NYC Individual Landmark) in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. As lead agency for necessary environmental review, NYC Parks has issued a Positive Declaration (meaning that there is the potential for significant adverse impacts as a result of the project) and directed the Museum to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
This public meeting is a critical part of the process to ensure that the DEIS considers impacts and mitigation measures thoroughly.
Environmental review documents are available here.
Read LANDMARK WEST!’s letter to the American Museum of Natural History in response to the proposed Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation.
Neighbors are organizing a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm in the West Side Institutional Synagogue, 120 West 76th Street.
Learn from featured speaker, attorney Michael Hiller, about issues at stake.
This Town Hall is hosted by the Alliance to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park with support from The Committee for Environmentally Sound Development.