GARMENT DISTRICT — The town’s efforts to entice Garment District companies to Brooklyn as a part of a controversial plan to rezone the neighborhood might have “probably disastrous outcomes” and add as much as ninety minutes to staff’ commute occasions — a hurdle that might dissuade many from maintaining their jobs, a brand new survey discovered.
The Municipal Arts Society of New York surveyed 234 Garment District enterprise house owners and staff and ninety six clients who store within the neighborhood forward of a Division of Metropolis Planning evaluate session targeted on the proposed zoning modifications scheduled for Aug. 21.
Eighty-three % of the employees surveyed stated their commutes would improve by forty five to ninety minutes, and eighty % stated they might be “unlikely to comply with their jobs to the brand new location” in consequence.
Sixty-5 % of consumers, in the meantime, can be “unlikely” to journey to Sundown Park, the place the town plans to offer area for designers and producers, the survey added.
The survey, carried out in collaboration with the Pratt Middle for Group Improvement and the Design Belief for Public Area, discovered “probably disastrous outcomes for the business ought to the town’s proposal to take away zoning protections from its Manhattan neighborhood go ahead with none new safeguards in place,” the Municipal Arts Society stated.
The findings “exhibit the position of Manhattan’s Garment District as the middle of gravity for the business,” the nonprofit added.
The society’s survey comes on the heels of 1 carried out by the nonprofit arm of the Garment Middle Provider Affiliation, which discovered that 88 % of the Garment District-based mostly manufacturing unit house owners it surveyed would slightly shut down than transfer out of Midtown.
Thirty-5 % of the employees and enterprise house owners the society surveyed stated they reside outdoors of the 5 boroughs, and fewer than 1 % stated they lived in Brooklyn.
Eighty-4 % of the enterprise house owners who responded referred to as for the implementation of lease-stabilization measures within the Garment District, and eighty % stated they might transfer someplace inside the district itself if they might safe “lengthy-time period lease protections,” the survey stated.