Sugar Hill project OK’d

CITYLAND | October 15, 2010

Thirteen-story building would house the Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum, a day care center, and provide 124 affordable housing units.

On September 15, 2010 the City Planning Commission approved Broadway Housing Communities’ rezoning proposal to facilitate the development of a thirteen-story affordable housing project in the Sugar Hill section of West Harlem. Broadway Housing proposed rezoning the northwest portion of a block bounded by West 155th and 153rd Streets and St. Nicholas Place and St. Nicholas Avenue from c8-3 and R7-2 to R8A. The rezoning area comprises two lots and portions of two others. Broadway Housing owns a two-story parking garage facing West 155th Street, and the City owns an L-shaped lot to the south of the garage that faces St. Nicholas Avenue and is occupied by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Broadway Housing plans to replace the garage with a thirteen-story, 124-unit affordable housing project known as Sugar Hill. Broadway Housing would market 99 of the units to residents earning up to 60 percent of the area median income, and the remaining units would be marketed to residents earning up to 80 person of the area median income. The building would provide space for the Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum on the ground floor and a day care center on the second floor. It would also feature green roof terraces and a 114-space underground parking garage.

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