Plan to House Disabled Men in Luxe Condos Rejected Again
February 3, 2012 7:45am | By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
HARLEM — They said they'd reconsider their opposition, but a Central Harlem community board has voted against a proposal to house seven developmentally disabled men in its neighborhood.
Community Board 10 voted Wednesday against letting the non-profit Community Options buy luxury condos on Lenox Avenue to convert into group homes for seven men. The vote was split 11 in favor, 16 against with two abstentions.
The group had wanted to purchase two three bedroom condominiums at Savoy West, located at 555 Lenox Ave for $500,000 each.
After initially rejecting the plan because they felt Central Harlem had enough "special interest" housing facilities, such as drug treatment centers, halfway houses and group homes, Community Options requested a hearing before the commissioner of the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
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