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Columbia's Expansion
June 19th, 2006

The Daily News editorial board is backing an expansion plan by Columbia University, which has purchased most of the properties west of Broadway between 125th and 133rd Streets and is seeking to have the area rezoned. The plan to build a medical research institute, relocate its business school, construct housing for faculty and students, and create a new park “would be a boon to the city at large and to Harlem in particular,” the editorial board writes.

But some neighborhood residents and business owners, who say they will be driven out of the area, are opposed to the plan. The opposition is being tracked by NoLandGrab.org, a Web site dedicated to fighting the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

By on June 19, 2006, 7:06 am
In category: Community Development,Gotham City,Land Use | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Columbia's Expansion”

  1. Coalition to Preserve Community Says:
    August 19th, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    The Coalition to Preserve Community, the major umbrella organization for groups and individuals fighting against Columbia’s proposed expansion in West Harlem, now maintains an informational website of its own:

    http://www.stopcolumbia.org

    Please include this reference in future articles about the expansion, and consult the website or contact us to learn about the reasons why there is wide opposition to Columbia’s plan in our community, and to learn about the alternative plan our community has developed over the past 12 years for healthy sustainable development.

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