On January 3, 2024, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the Timbale Terrace project, a mixed-use 100 percent affordable building at 101 East 118th Street in East Harlem. The building will replace a parking lot for the New York Police Department’s 25th Precinct.
Timbale Terrace will be a 19-story building with 340 affordable units, including 99 supportive units. The building’s income range will go between 30 to 80 percent area median income, not including the supportive units that will be for formerly homeless households. Lantern will provide supportive services.
Some of the building’s amenities include rooftop terraces, a fitness and cycling room, community spaces and meeting rooms, and a community pantry. The ground floor of the building will be the new home of the Afro-Jazz Alliance Music and Arts Center, which will host all of the Alliance’s performances.
The project was approved by Manhattan Community Board 11 and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, along with multiple community members who approved of the creation of more affordable housing and the positive contributions the arts center will add to the community.
The City Planning Commission voted to approve the application. Commissioner Leah Goodridge, who did vote to approve, acknowledged that despite the approval, fair share factors and resident concerns should be factored in, citing the Comptroller’s report from November 2023 that highlighted how the City was failing to comply with “fair share” requirements.
The City Council will now review the application.
By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)