Faced with a looming City Council rejection, the Harlem developer behind the embattled Lenox Terrace redevelopment has unveiled an alternative plan to dramatically alter the apartment complex’s footprint—only this time without public approval.
A controversial rezoning plan to double the size of Central Harlem’s Lenox Terrace apartment complex was rejected by members of the City Council’s subcommittee.
The Olnick Organization has received approvals from the City Planning Commission to construct five new towers within the Lenox Terrace housing complex in Central Harlem.
In borough presidents Gale Brewers first Jan Update E-Newsletter for the year 2020 states: “I issued my formal ULURP recommendation on a zoning text amendment proposed by the Olnick Organization for the development of five new buildings located at the Lenox Terrace complex in Central Harlem.
Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recommended against adopting a proposed plan to demolish several buildings in the Lenox Terrace development and replace them with new luxury apartments and overscale retail stores.
Last night, Harlem’s Community Board 10 voted to “disapprove the Olnick Rezoning Plan” that would substantially rezone the Lenox Terrace neighborhood and allow for the construction of luxury towers and overscale retail stores.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 6 pm, in Harlem, NY, Community Board 10, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building (163 W. 125 Street, 2nd floor in art gallery).