The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.
Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building. Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations. The 121-year-old cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.
The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).
For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.
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Harlem is replete with wonderful brownstones and other homes and business structures that are the perfect vehicle for artistic expression of the Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday variety.
Herein you will find a few select shots and a short video featuring the decorations adorning one of our favorite Harlem homes right off Morningside Park in South Harlem.
A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem. Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed. The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development. The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral. Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.