Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Policies and Disclaimers
©2003 Harlem Community Development Corporation
A subsidiary of:
north of 96th Street includes such neighborhoods as
West, Central and East Harlem, Washington Heights and
Inwood. This area of over 7.2 square miles is home to a
population of over 544,000 people, with gross income
estimated at $5 billion annually and purchasing power
estimated at $2 billion. More and more, leading national
and regional retailers are recognizing the greater
Harlem area as one of the most attractive markets in New
York City for business development.
Commercial Development department works with owners of
vacant or underutilized commercial properties to develop
plans and strategies for their redevelopment that are
financially feasible and that benefit the entire
community by providing services and employment
opportunities. Our role may involve:
promoting the redevelopment potential of vacant and
underutilized commercial properties, whether
publicly or privately owned.
property owners and prospective tenants, and working
with both parties to identify financial assistance
packages, tax incentives and site-specific benefits
that make redevelopment of an underutilized site
attractive to both parties.
businesses and entrepreneurs by directing them to
various programs and resources that can help them to
implement their plans, expand their businesses
and/or improve their properties.
cooperation with public sector partners, such as
Empire State Development Corporation, the NYC
Economic Development Corporation, and the Upper
Manhattan Empowerment Zone, to generate new business
activity and employment opportunities for the area.
Attracting new or
expanding commercial or non-profit enterprises and
investors to Upper Manhattan.