Originally Posted by aquablue
If all these mediocre pre-war buildings were going to be replaced with stunning designs, i wouldn't blink an eye. However, there is nothing to force developers to replace them with something decent.
There is the zoning. The designs must meet approval. There's both pro and con to that side of the argument, but that's something else.
The specifics of this site as called for with the rezoning:
800,269 sf total
756,099 hotel space
possible with rezoning
924,893 sf total
54,211 sf footprint
870,682 hotel space plus 54,211 sf of retail (gives you the total from the article)
total increment of space
This is a total of all buildings on site, which must be consolidated to form a single buildable site. These are the lot sizes that will be added to give us the total: