WSURAWest Side Urban Renewal Area (New York City)
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established the Urban Renewal Board to oversee a pilot project in the West Side Urban Renewal Area (WSURA) that ran from West 87th to West 97th Streets between Central Park West and Amsterdam Avenue (Davies 1966: 112).
Gregory's Church, Strycker's Bay agreed with the Puerto Rican Citizens' Housing Committee that the WSURA should designate 30 percent of new units for low-income families, that new construction should cause minimal neighborhood disruption, and that the city should make a greater commitment to rehabilitating existing housing for working class residents.
The WSURA plan had no provision to renovate salvageable, abandoned buildings for tenants living in inferior housing.