The “Special Hudson Square 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 support the growth of a mixed residential, commercial and industrial neighborhood by permitting expansion and new development of residential, commercial and community facility uses while promoting the retention of commercial uses and light manufacturing uses;

(b)        to recognize and enhance the vitality and character of the neighborhood for workers and residents;

(c)        to encourage the development of buildings compatible with existing development;

(d)        to regulate conversion of buildings while preserving continued manufacturing or commercial use;

(e)        to encourage the development of affordable housing;

(f)        to promote the opportunity for workers to live in the vicinity of their work;

(g)        to retain jobs within New York City; and

(h)        to promote the most desirable use of land in accordance with a well-considered plan and thus conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect City tax revenues.