ULURP Kicks Off For 23-Story, 335-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 2 Sherman Avenue, Washington Heights

2 Sherman AvenuePre-demolition 2 Sherman Avenue, image via Google Maps

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) has officially kicked off for the proposed 23-story, 335-unit mixed-use building at 2 Sherman Avenue, in the Fort George section of Washington Heights, located four blocks from stops on either the A or 1 trains. The project, developed by Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust, will include retail space and a community facility. According to Politico New York, the project will be the first to utilize Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, which requires developers to rent 30 percent of the residential units at below-market rates in exchange for a rezoning. The mayor’s program is expected to be voted on over the next few months. If the program is not established, the developers will go ahead with the city’s current system, which would require 20 percent of the units to be affordable. An existing two-story commercial building must first be demolished.

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7 Comments on "ULURP Kicks Off For 23-Story, 335-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 2 Sherman Avenue, Washington Heights"

  1. Wasn’t this proposed way back before the recession? This seems very familiar.

  2. HOW CAN I APPLY PLZ OR GET AN Applicion for me n my boyfriend

  3. This is Inwood, not Washington Heights. Or at least it should be called Inwood, being in the Inwood valley.
    Either way, the idea that as a neighborhood, our choice is a giant, 23 storey building with affordable apartments, or a giant, 10 storey building without is galling.

    • Rebecca Baird-Remba | January 25, 2016 at 9:57 am |

      Just a quick note about the neighborhood – the city considers it Washington Heights and draws the border at Dyckman.

  4. So the Inwood vs Washington Heights thing has been going on for many decades. The original subway rollsigns would say “207th St – Washington Heights”, but the Jewish Memorial Hospital was south of Dyckman and considered Inwood. City Planning does seem to draw the line at Dyckman, but other sources do not. It’s been a controversy for a long time.

    For me, the 1930s WPA Guide is always the definitive way to settle an argument, and that document makes it clear that this location is Inwood.

    Suggestion – Use the nearly-forgotten label of Fort George that covered this area.

    • Rebecca Baird-Remba | February 7, 2016 at 10:59 pm |

      Interesting about the subway signs! I will have to look into the WPA guide – I assume I would have to buy it off Amazon. It’s not digitized anywhere, is it?

  5. Of course this is without question Inwood.
    The lay of the land, that is the topography and the close association of this sector to Dyckman St. as its servicing shopping makes this entirely clear.

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