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Other Features of the NYU Core Plan as Required by City Approval

(Taken from the NYU Space Planning Fact Sheet)

After five years of strategic planning and input from our internal and external community, NYU’s Core Project was approved by the New York City Council in late July 2012. This approval grants the University a new “zoning envelope” in which it can construct new facilities over the coming years. NYU is now turning from strategic to tactical planning, beginning with a university-wide dialogue to establish priorities for core space within this envelope.

The Project as Approved


  • Specified space must be created and donated for community (non-NYU) use
  • Increased open space accessible to the public
  • Commitment to maintain the newly created city-owned parks
  • No hotel on either of the two superblocks
  • No temporary gym on either of the two superblocks
  • Granting the city an option until 2014 on the westernmost building on the south superblock to build a K-8 public school. If the city does not take this option, 25% of the above grade space of that building must be for community (non-NYU) use.
  • Detailed information about NYU's requirements is kept up to date in our Core Plan Commitments pages.

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