The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) seeks approval for an amendment to the Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan (“HEHURP”) to extend the duration of the HEHURP (“Proposed Action”). The HEHURP governs the Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Area (“HEHURA”or “Project Area”) which is located in Community Districts 10 and 11 in the borough of Manhattan and is generally bounded by (i) West 127th Street and East 133rd Street on the north, (ii) the Harlem River on the east, (iii) West 110th Street, East 106th Street, East 107th Street, and East 110th Street on the south, and (iv) Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Park Avenue, Lexington Avenue, and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue) on the West.
The Proposed Action extends the duration of the HEHURP and will facilitate the continuation of agency administration and management in the HEHURP. It does not change the geographic scope or propose any new development on a specific site in the HEHURA.
On March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of City Planning suspended the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure pursuant to the Mayor’s Emergency Executive Order No. 100. This Emergency Executive Order stalled HPD’s ability to certify the proposed 16th Amendment to the Harlem East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan.
This application is subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and will be reviewed by the community board.
The land use application was certified by the Department of City Planning on September 14, 2020. The community board review period begins on September 23, 2020 and its recommendation must be submitted to DCP by November 23, 2020.