(DNAINFO) y Danielle Tcholakian | March 21, 2016 — The city wants to build affordable housing on the garden site, but didn’t win a grant to fund the plan.
Garden: 1. Affordable housing: 0.
SoHo residents fighting to preserve the Elizabeth Street Garden were triumphant on Friday after news that the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation declined to fund the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development’s plan for affordable housing at the site.
“This decision reflects the strength of community support for the garden,” said Community Board 2 chair Tobi Bergman, one of the leaders of the fight to save the space.
“This same support will eventually lead to failure of any ongoing effort to develop housing there.”
Bergman and the board issued a resolution last month asking HPD to hold off on releasing a request for proposals from developers interested in the site.