Statement on Development Rights


Statement on Development Rights

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Dear Friends,

You may have seen recent news items about development rights being sold in East Midtown Manhattan.  An article this weekend in the New York Times mentioned our parish by name. 

St. Bart's is one of several landmark owners holding development rights eligible for sale under the new zoning rules.  These rights may be sold or transferred to allow developers to build taller buildings elsewhere. . . and our development rights are for sale.

We will communicate with the parish if there is anything to report.  We have nothing to report at this time.

We encourage you to hold St. Bart’s in your prayers as we continue to exercise extraordinary ministries in the heart of this great city.


The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe
Liza Page Nelson
John Gilliland