Community Board Committee Opposes Columbia Expansion Plan

The land-use committee of Community Board 9 voted on Wednesday evening to oppose Columbia University’s expansion into West Harlem. The committee wants a number of conditions met before it supports the Columbia plan, including the construction of low-income housing and certain environmental issues. The Times has more at its City Room blog.

A full Community Board vote’s scheduled for Monday. It would be advisory and not binding.

The Observer in February sat down with Columbia President Lee Bollinger to discuss the expansion.