Union Theological Seminary’s initial announcement in 2016 of a $100 million deal to build a market-rate 42-story tower in Morningside Heights provoked strong opposition in a diverse community concerned about affordable housing, residential displacement and non-contextual development ("Seminary plans 42-story tower in Morningside Heights," Crain's).

UTS is voluntarily setting aside $1.1 million from property sales for projects to mitigate residential displacement in Morningside Heights and meet other neighborhood needs. Jewish Theological Seminary, which announced a similar real estate deal, and with a tower constructed by the buyer of neighboring property already nearing completion, has yet to set aside funds to mitigate the harmful impact of the tower on the community.

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By: Dave Robinson