By Brendan Krisel
HARLEM, NY — Developers applying to rezone Harlem's Lenox Terrace development may modify their plans to expand the sprawling apartment complex after failing to gain the support of local community boards and Manhattan's borough president, according to reports.
City planners advising the Olnick Organization, which has owned Lenox Terrace since the development's construction, sent amended expansion plans to the city Department of Housing and Preservation, Curbed first reported. The plans do not reduce the scale of the expansion, but instead increase the percentage of below-market-rate housing to be built, according to the report.
The Olnick Organization initially applied to expand Lenox Terrace by upzoning the development's multi-block site — bound by Lenox Avenue, Fifth Avenue, West 132nd Street and West 135th Street — and construct five new 28-story, mixed-use towers. The plan would roughly double the size of the 1,700-apartment development.