St. Vincent’s Hospital has recently announced plans to demolish all eight of its buildings in Greenwich Village (although they are all located within the Greenwich Village Historic District), and develop a new campus, to include a  hosptial facility, medical arts center, and market rate housing. 

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is leading a coalition of community members who are concerned about the scope of the development, and who are creating an alternative plan that calls for smaller and fewer buildings. 

St. Vincent’s plan will ultimately need approval by both the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City Planning Commission, so there will be many opportunities for public comment.  First, the plan comes before Manhattan Community Board 2, which will host a public hearing  on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m., at PS 41, 116 W. 11th St (west of 6th Avenue).