Tuesday, May 24, 2011

☞ REVIVE: More Construction on 116th Street

Community Board 10 has scheduled a public hearing for next week to review the zoning of 116th and 117th Street to "facilitate the development of a 12-story, market rate residential building with 95 residential units and 20,000 square foot of retail space on 116th Street, and a 9-story, 100-unit affordable housing building on 117th Street, with 9,000 square foot of community facility space." The area described is bound by Lenox and Fifth Avenue so the open parking lot and basketball court in the above photo must be the general property in question since the parcels face both streets. This is also the same block facing the Kalahari (lower photo) which is actually already taller than most of the surrounding residential buildings. The developer of the Kalahari bought the parcels in question about a year ago for a total of $5.1 million: LINK. Should the new zoning then be a big issue for this part of 116th Street?

Manhattan Community Board 10 will hold the zoning public hearing on the 2nd Floor Art Gallery of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street PM on Wednesday, June 1st, commencing at 6:00 PM. Check out more details for this particular issue on the Central Harlem Community Board 10 official website: LINK

1 comment:

  1. Added the link to last year's story on L+M and how they will also renovate existing housing in the area along with constructing the new building.