The “Special SoHo-NoHo Mixed Use 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 enhance neighborhood economic diversity by broadening the range of housing choices for residents of varied incomes;

(b)        to reinforce the longstanding mixed-use character of the area by allowing a wider range of residential, commercial and community facility uses while retaining significant concentration of commercial and manufacturing space;

(c)        to ensure the development of buildings is compatible with existing neighborhood character;

(d)        to sustain SoHo/NoHo’s cultural legacy and support New York City’s creative economy with provisions that support arts, cultural and creative uses, organizations and their broader public audience;

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

(f)         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.