Columbia Buys Site to House Displaced Tenants

Columbia University has closed on the purchase of a lot in West Harlem, with plans to build an apartment building that would house residents displaced by its 17-acre expansion into the neighborhood, property records show.

Columbia bought the site at 3581 Broadway for $20 million earlier this month, and, according to the environmental impact statement for the expansion, plans to build at least 42 units of affordable rent-to-own apartments there. The site will provide replacement housing for at least 38 apartments in the expansion footprint.

The City Council approved the expansion last December.

Columbia Buys Site to House Displaced Tenants