Proposal to rezone strip of Central Park North includes 33-story mixed-use building

May 6, 2019

View of the proposed new tower, looking north from 5th Avenue and 108th Street

A church has filed an application with New York City to rezone a strip of Central Park North in order to make way for a new mixed-use tower. La Hermosa Christian Church is seeking zoning changes to all or part of at least five lots along West 110th Street, as first reported by YIMBY. A 188-page environmental assessment statement prepared for the Department of City Planning this week details the development of a 33-story mixed-use tower with 160 units, of which roughly 48 would be affordable.

View from Central Park

Looking northeast from Central Park

La Hermosa Christian Church, the oldest Latino church on the East Coast, has been located in Central Harlem since 1960. According to the report, the rezoning could “ensure the preservation of a prominent community resource in Central Harlem neighborhood while providing additional, much needed, affordable housing.”

Looking east from Central Park

The plan calls for a 410-foot-tall building designed by FXCollaborative. The tower would feature about 194,000 square feet of residences and nearly 38,000 square feet for a community facility run by the church. If the city approves the plan, the existing three-story site of the church would need to be demolished.

According to the report, the tower would be complete and occupied by 2022.



Images courtesy of FXCollaborative 

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