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GENERAL PURPOSES

The "Special Southern Hunters Point District" established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to encourage well-designed buildings that complement the built character of the Hunters Point neighborhood;

(b)        to maintain and reestablish physical and visual public access to and along the waterfront;

(c)        to broaden the regional choice of residences by introducing new affordable housing;

(d)        to achieve a harmonious visual and functional relationship with the adjacent neighborhood;

(e)        to create a lively and attractive built environment that will provide daily amenities and services for the use and enjoyment of area residents, workers and visitors;

(f)        to take maximum advantage of the beauty of the East River waterfront and provide an open space network comprised of public parks, public open space and public access areas;

(g)        to provide flexibility of architectural design within limits established to assure adequate access of light and air to the street, and thus to encourage more attractive and economic building forms; and

(h)        to promote the most desirable use of land in accordance with the district plan for Southern Hunters Point, thus conserving the value of land and buildings, thereby protecting the City’s tax revenues.

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