Statement Regarding the New Penn Station Alliance


The New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NY Metro Chapter) supports the position of the New Penn Station Alliance effort to limit the renewal of the special permit for Madison Square Garden’s Special Permit renewal to ten years. The Executive Board agrees with the Alliance, an effort spearheaded by the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Municipal Arts Society (MAS), that an in-perpetuity renewal in perpetuity would limit options to upgrade Penn Station. Our Executive Committee feels that it would be in the interest of our membership to be cosignatories on the Statement of Principles, but has a few concerns with the statement in its current form.

Read the full statement.