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Stringer Issues Conditional Approval To Plans To Rezone Midtown's East Side

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Plans to rezone Midtown's East Side are moving forward after an approval from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

The candidate for City Comptroller issued a conditional approval of the proposal to create a special economic district in the area around Grand Central Terminal.

It's meant to encourage development and significant growth in an area that's only seen two new office buildings constructed since 2001.

Stringer responded to critics' fears that the proposal would increase pedestrian traffic in the already-crowded area.

"East Midtown is an appropriate place for some development," he said said. "We always have to make sure that development doesn't overrun our infrastructure and overrun our neighborhoods. And we have been very successful in my office to find the right balance."

The proposal still has to be approved by the City Council.

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