The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force is a group of concerned citizens who have united to help the Elmendorf Reformed Church to restore and memorialize its historically and culturally significant colonial African burial ground at 1st Avenue, between 126th and 127th Streets in East Harlem, New York City.

ACTIONS & STAKEHOLDERS

REQUIRED ACTIONS / APPROVALS

 

The City of New York is proposing a series of land use actions to facilitate the redevelopment of the City-owned project site currently occupied by the 126th Street Bus Depot. These land use actions are as follows:

ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

To change the existing M1-2 light manufacturing district to a C6-3 general commercial district that allows for greater density and more uses. Hover over the image at right to compare the maximum density allowed under the proposed C6-3 zoning district versus the density of the present bus depot. 

The massing of buildings shown in the proposed C6-3 zoning district represents the maximum density allowed under the new rezoning. This is known as the Reasonable Worst Case Development Scenario (RWCDS). For more information regarding this maximum build out scenario click here.

KEY

Demapped Area

Project Site Area

ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT

 

To map the project site as a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area. MIH is a new program that requires a certain percentage of units in a new development to be permanently affordable whenever upzoning occurs. For a one page summary of the program click here. 

DEMAPPING

 

A street used for parking buses will be demapped, extending the block. Hover over the image at right to see the effect of demapping.

DISPOSITION 

 

Authorization for the disposition of the project site for future development. Disposition refers to the sale or transfer of real estate.

STAKEHOLDERS

LEAD AGENCY

Responsible for undertaking, funding, or approving the above actions and determines whether these actions require environmental review. 

APPLICANT(S)

Responsible for preparing the environmental analysis in accordance with the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Technical Manual.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR FOR HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Oversees and coordinates the operations of various city agencies, including the following: 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

DEPT. OF HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT

 

NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

DEPT. OF CITY PLANNING

 

DEPT. OF PARKS & RECREATION

 

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Applicant for land use actions #1, #2, and #3. 

DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Applicant for land use action #4, the disposition of the property. 

MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO, NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER

GALE A. BREWER, MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT  

HARLEM AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND TASK FORCE

COMMUNITY BOARD 11 OF MANHATTAN  

126TH STREET BUS DEPOT TASK FORCE

Facilitates the discussion of redevelopment between local stakeholders, the offices of elected officials, and city agencies. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

DEPT. OF HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT

 

HARLEM AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND TASK FORCE

COMMUNITY BOARD 11 OF MANHATTAN

 

OFFICE OF SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO

 

OFFICE OF MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT GALE BREWER

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