News South Street Seaport: Group opposed to glitzy redevelopment proposes new plan Visitors walk though South Street Seaport on August 18, 2005. Photo Credit: Getty/Mario Tama By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated March 10, 2015 6:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email In an effort to stop the development of the South Street Seaport, one neighborhood group criticized the high-rise project Tuesday, proposing an alternative look for the historic space. The Seaport, which suffered widespread damage during Superstorm Sandy two years ago, is being redeveloped with a new shopping center and high rise building on the former Pier 17 mall site. The group Save Our Seaport aims to repurpose the area into a middle school or community center with a public food market on the ground floor. "The more that they start to show us the less it looks like the Seaport," said David Sheldon, a founding member of Save Our Seaport. "It's not a gated attraction, it's a living neighborhood. It's an active preservation." The Save Our Seaport plan would nix the high-rise under the current proposal, spearheaded by the Howard Hughes Corporation. Under the corporation's plan, the site would also feature restaurants, a movie theater, and an open space expansion project expected to be complete by next year. A spokeswoman for the Howard Hughes Corp., Nicole Kolinsky, pointed out that their plan includes a fresh food market in the Tin Building, as well as a public middle school and community space. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.