Council Votes to Approve Timbale Terrace Project in East Harlem

Rendering of Timbale Terrace. image Credit: NYC HPD.

On March 7, 2024, the City Council voted to approve the Timbale Terrace project in East Harlem. The 19-story mixed-use building, located at 101 East 118th Street, will have 340 affordable units and feature a performance arts center. 

The building’s 340 affordable units will include 99 supportive units. The building’s income range will be between 30 to 80 percent area median income (AMI), excluding the supportive units. Lantern will provide supportive services. Of the units, 88 units will be at 30 percent AMI, 70 units will be at 50 percent AMI, and 83 units will be available at 80 percent AMI. 

The building’s amenities include a fitness and cycling room, community spaces and meeting rooms, a community pantry, and rooftop terraces. The building will also include the Afro-Jazz Alliance Music and Arts Center, which will host all of the Alliance’s performances. The Arts Center will feature performance and rehearsal spaces, music education facilities, event spaces, co-working spaces, a cafe, and meeting rooms. The building will also include a replacement parking lot for the NYPD’s 25th Precinct; the project will be replacing a current precinct parking lot. 

The project will be financed through HPD’s Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability (ELLA) program. 

During the public review process, the project received support for its addition of affordable housing for the community and how the arts center will be a positive addition to the community. At the Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Dispositions public hearing, Council Members asked about the project’s sustainability measures, the use of local people to hire for the construction of the project, and the distribution of units in the building. Several people testified in support of the project, including musicians who spoke about the contributions the Afro-Jazz Alliance has made to the community, and others who spoke about the need for affordable and supportive housing.

At the March 7th Stated Meeting, all present Council Members voted to approve the project. 

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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