A controversial proposal in New York that would help fast-track a casino project is failing to generate support from local policymakers.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ office showed support for a new measure that would allow casino-build projects to commence without falling victim to the land-use review, which has spelled the end of many previous proposals. However, Manhattan Community Board 6 voted Wednesday 39-1 against the idea.
The idea to bypass the land-use review was submitted by the Department of City Planning. Without a way around it, all casino projects will have to be greenlighted only after their impact on the city and local areas is approved.