Lower Manhattan Residents Weigh In On Redevelopment
By: NY1 News
NY1: Lower Manhattan Residents Weigh In On Redevelopment
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A new survey of Lower Manhattan residents gathered opinions on how to redevelop the World Trade Center site and the surrounding area.
Several different cultural facilities were considered by residents. Forty-nine percent of those polled say a community and cultural center is very important; 44 percent want a performing arts complex for music and theater; and 42 percent support a large cultural center with museum exhibits and film screenings.
Parks and open space were the main priority for the East River waterfront.
The poll finds 62 percent of Downtown residents are in favor of parkland in the area; 58 percent want a retail food market; and 44 percent favor a sports and recreational facility.
A total of 800 people who reside below Canal Street in the Community Board 1 district participated in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.