The Urban League Empowerment Center will be located on 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
“This project is going to revitalize Harlem. It is smart, it is right, it is mixed use. It brings a museum, it brings affordable housing, it brings retail. It brings commercial space. In and of itself, it is going to revitalize Harlem,” Cuomo said Thursday.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
The $242 million project will house New York’s first museum dedicated to Civil Rights.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
It will also provide 170 units of affordable housing, below-market office space and retail space anchored by Target and Trader Joe’s.