So its a few things.Is that because the big players in the decision are the EDC and City Hall? Also the Bronx Borough president and local councilman (or woman)? Any other parties? But I guess this at least assures us that CB4 will not oppose the project once/if it is pre-approved and gets to the public hearings phase? Although so many things could happen between now and then, especially with the unprecedented economic crisis, that a year from now CB4 could be massively against despite this vote? But I guess also the cash crunch, massive recession, loss of biz, etc. that the city is suffering and will suffer for the foreseeable future gives City group a better chance to jump through hurdles fast by throwing cash around, if they were so inclined?
I'm sorry it's all questions. My understanding of the process is iffy.
EDC is the project sponsor. While they are instrumental in many things going forward and some items will have to run through them, they actually won't be taking any "votes" through the public review process.
Those votes will come from CB4 (though even if they don't approve, they can be overridden), Bronx Borough Pres, City Planning, City Council, Mayor.
IMO, this motion was just a small step forward. It doesn't have any impact on any votes taken, it really just calls more attention to the ULI TAP report that was done and starts to align CB4's vision on what this new development should achieve for the community. There won't be any vote on development actions until this moves into ULURP, which it hasn't yet though I don't think we're too far off from that.