The National Urban League And Others New Development On Harlem Mains Street

August 8, 2020

Harlem’s National Urban League is moving to 121 West 125th Street on Harlem‘s “Mains Street” as part of a $242 million development. The historic civil rights organization is leaving its Financial District location for a 21,500-square-foot plot between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by BRP Companies, Dabar Development, L+M Development Partners, Taconic Partners and Prusik Group, the mixed-use project will yield a total of 414,000 square feet and rise 17 stories. Additional components include 170 affordable housing units, 70,000-square-feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail.

As the city’s first civil rights museum, the Urban Civil Rights Museum Experience is expected to make a significant contribution to the history of racial justice in the north. The United Negro College Fund, One Hundred Black Men of New York, and the Harlem Jazzmobile will also have headquarters within the building. Local community groups will have access to below-market-rate office space, and the 170 affordable housing units will be supported through the state’s Homes and Community Renewal program.

Renderings of the project depict a six-story podium with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a punched-in balcony outlined in darker glass, and ground-floor retail frontage on West 125th Street. On West 126th Street, the podium has a tiered massing, also with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and light-hued concrete accents. The 11-story tower on top is set back on both sides of the through lot, offering plenty of terrace space. Most likely housing the residential units, the high-rise massing is clad in light-colored masonry and culminates in a flat roof parapet topped with mechanicals.

Groundbreaking is expected to occur in the next few weeks. An estimated completion date has been announced for late 2023.

Read more about the project NY Yimby.

Photo credit: Source.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SUPPORT US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles