The 125th Street development and gentrification discussion is about to get a little louder. The Sun reports that the Bloomberg Administration's big rezoning proposal for much of the corridor is going be going to the local community boards for some feedback in coming weeks. The rezone would aim to remake 125th Street as a "regional destination for business, retail and the arts" that would include 2,300 apartments and about 600,000 square feet of retail space. The rezoning corridor runs from Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Second Avenue and 124th and 126th streets. Buildings up to 29 stories tall would be allowed. Much to look forward to with both the Columbia expansion fight and the 125th Street zoning discussion going on at the same time.
· Rezoning Plan May Transform Area of Harlem [Sun]
· 125th Street Rezoning Proposal [nyc.gov]
· Harlem 'Losing Its Identity' to Gentrification? [Curbed]