CB 10 Community Meeting and vote - 6 Nov. 2019

Community Board 10 Votes No

On Olnick Proposed Rezoning

Community Board sides with LT-ACT 

& Central Harlem Community

Copyright 2019 Lenox Terrace Association of Concerned Tenants

NEW YORK — Last night, Manhattan Community Board 10 voted to “disapprove the Olnick Rezoning Plan” that would substantially rezone the Lenox Terrace neighborhood and allow for the construction of luxury towers and overscale retail stores. The rezoning application, filed by the Olnick Organization, is opposed by the Lenox Terrace Association of Concerned Tenants (LT-ACT).

The Olnick Organization’s application is seeking to rezone Lenox Terrace from the current residential zoning to a C6-2 designation, which is “normally found in the central business district and regional commercial centers,” according to the City’s Zoning Resolution. If passed, the rezoning would unleash development of “destination retail” stores, akin to Bronx Terminal Market, for the first time in the complex, while also allowing five new 28-story towers in Lenox Terrace, more than doubling the density within the complex. 

The Community Board’s resolution rejected the rezoning, finding it “not consistent with the present and future needs of the community.”

The Olnick proposal now moves through the ULURP process to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer's office. She will be holding a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 18th @ 6pm at Kennedy Center on W. 134th St.

Read our full press release HERE.

Read the full CB10 resolution HERE.


Lenox Terrace Association of Concerned Tenants (LT-ACT)

You can read the full October newsletter HERE.