By Ryan Deffenbaugh


The city appears set to initiate a formal review of the $1 billion-plus expansion plan for Lenox Terrace in Harlem.

The Olnick Organization, owner of the sprawling 12-acre residential property, is seeking various land-use approvals to construct five new residential towers on the property. The project would add roughly 1,600 new apartment units to 1,700 already on the site.

At its meeting Monday, the city Planning Commission is expected to refer the project’s application for review by the borough president and local community board, officially launching the city’s months-long review process, known as ULURP. The local community board and borough president will provide opinions on the proposal before it is sent to City Council for final consideration.

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