On January 3, 2024, the City Planning Commission granted approval for the Timbale Terrace project, a comprehensive.
The project is 100 percent affordable mixed-use development situated at 101 East 118th Street in East Harlem. This project is set to replace a parking lot previously designated for the New York Police Department’s 25th Precinct.
Timbale Terrace is designed as a 19-story building, featuring a total of 340 affordable units, including 99 supportive units. The income eligibility spectrum for the majority of the units ranges from 30 to 80 percent of the area median income. Notably, the supportive units are dedicated to households formerly experiencing homelessness, with Lantern providing crucial supportive services.
Among the notable amenities offered by Timbale Terrace are rooftop terraces, a fitness and cycling room, community spaces, meeting rooms, and a community pantry. The ground floor of the building is slated to become the new home for the Afro-Jazz Alliance Music and Arts Center, serving as the venue for all Alliance performances.
The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan project received approval from Manhattan Community Board 11, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, and garnered support from various community members. The consensus highlights the community’s endorsement for the creation of additional affordable housing and recognizes the positive impact the arts center will bring to the neighborhood.
While the City Planning Commission endorsed the application, Commissioner Leah Goodridge, who voted in favor, acknowledged the importance of considering fair share factors and resident concerns. She referenced the Comptroller’s report from November 2023, emphasizing the City’s failure to comply with “fair share” requirements.
The next stage involves the City Council’s review of the application, marking a pivotal step in the continued evaluation and potential realization of the Timbale Terrace project.
The winning proposal came from a partnership between The Lantern Organization and Mega Development.
Photo credit: Afro-Latin Music and Arts (ALMA) Center.
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