The City Council had no problems with Fordham's 25-year expansion plan, which pales in comparison to what's on NYU's and Columbia's dockets. But the neighbors weren't quite as willing to let Fordham's new dorms, library space, law school (right), and other buildings go up unchallenged. The residents of West 61st Street luxury condo the Alfred, whose shortcut to Lincoln Center will be lost in the expansion, filed suit against Fordham. They argued that the school's plan to build two 600-foot residential towers violated an agreement to use the land for academic uses for 40 years after the campus was built and to cap building heights at 200 feet. A state judge has now ruled in the case, the Journal reports, and Fordham will be allowed to go ahead with its 600-foot towers. The judge said the city's original land-use agreement with Fordham has been changed several times since it was created, and the neighbors can only challenge the most recent version. We have a feeling they'll get right on that.
· Fordham Campus Plans Back by Court [WSJ]
· Fordham Expansion coverage [Curbed]