After last month a local community board "pitched a shutout" with a 31-0 vote against Fordham University's plans to do some major expansion to its Lincoln Square campus, the school has employed the help of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Now Fordham has a modified plan that they hope will placate residents and allow them to move forward on what would be their "superblock," from 60th to 62nd Streets between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. The new plan cuts out 206,000 square feet of the proposal by moving some classrooms underground, devoting less space to parking and setting buildings farther from the curb. It would also mean that Fordham would not put up a dense cluster of towers as they were formerly setting out to do. Helen Rosenthal, chairwoman of Community Board 7, representing what Curbed calls the "junkyard dog" of neighborhoods, seems to be appeased and sounds on board with the modifications. Stringer said, “The goal was for Fordham to co-exist with the community. This is going to enable Fordham to grow, and that benefits the city."
Fordham Does a Take Two on Expansion After UWS 'FU'
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