Sep

25

The End is Near

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iuyhManhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, one of the many Deciders in this whole Manhattanville shebang (after having heard from the masses) will “announce an agreement between the University and the Borough President to balance community concerns with the goals of Columbia’s proposed expansion” tomorrow at 1:00 PM. Could be game over for team CB9/SCEG/CPC. Stay tuned–full press release after the jump.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT STRINGER AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT BOLLINGER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT RELATED TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY EXPANSION

On Wednesday September 26th at 1:00 PM, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger will discuss Columbia University’s expansion proposal at a press conference to be held at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President (1 Centre Street, 19th Floor). Stringer and Bollinger are expected to announce an agreement between the University and the Borough President to balance community concerns with the goals of Columbia’s proposed expansion.  The press conference will take place as Borough President Stringer completes his 30 day review period of the Columbia rezoning proposal under the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, marking a crucial step in the expansion process.

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6 Comments

  1. YES

    Bollinger For the Win!

    After Monday afternoon's broadside, PrezBo will eliminate all woh stand in his way!

  2. Note:

    BP's opinion is advisory, and he doesn't have any statutory power over this -- strictly PR.

  3. Awesome  

    Finally the babies over at CB9 and the idiots who have whined about this whole thing will be silenced.

    "Stand Columbia, Alma Mater,
    Through the storms of Time abide!"

  4. Note again

    http://curbed.com/archives/2007/09/26/west_harlem_rezone_to_appease_columbia_foes.php

    Oh, it looks like the agreement is that West Harlem is going to be downzoned, creating pent-up residential demand AND displacement -- but hey, the community hates towers more, right?

    Why are anti-gentrification and anti-development the interests of the same group? You can't actually have both.

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