Fordham University scales back expansion plans

Feb. 26, 2009
School cuts 206,000 square feet from proposed 3-million-square-foot expansion near New York City's Lincoln Center

After months of contentious discussions with community groups and elected officials in New York City, Fordham University has reached a compromise on its proposal to turn its four-building site near Lincoln Center into a 12-building campus. The plan had called for adding 3 million square feet of classroom, office and student housing space between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues and 60th and 62nd Streets. The new proposal cuts 206,000 square feet of space from the original expansion plan by moving some classrooms underground, devoting less space to parking and setting buildings farther from the curb. It also requires Fordham to consult with the community as the plans progress.

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