The Urban League Empowerment Center
Address: 121 west 125th st
Amount Invested: N/A
Total Square Footage: 466,000
Type of Property: Affordable housing and market-rate housing, sprawling retail spaces
Plans call for a 400,000-square-foot complex that will include both affordable and market-rate housing, sprawling retail spaces — and a new national headquarters for the National Urban League, the venerable civil rights group.
Known as the Urban League Empowerment Center, the $225 million development will include the “Museum of the Urban Civil Rights Experience,” a glassed-in, 30,000 square-foot, two-level museum chronicling the fight for black equality.
By Douglas Feiden
A hulking eyesore that clogs up a prime block on Harlem’s main thoroughfare will be torn down and replaced with a commercial building housing cultural and performing arts facilities, city and state officials disclosed earlier this month.
The project is part of an ambitious revitalization of 125th St. that includes at least eight large-scale development sites from river to river — from a fabled old vaudeville house to a bakery that’s been abandoned for 30 years.