Expanding on a long history of partnership between campus and community, the Manhattanville campus plan embraces a wide range of shared benefits with West Harlem, New York City and New York State.
While Columbia has a wide array of long-standing community-based programs and partnerships, the University has joined with the West Harlem Development Corporation and Empire State Development in agreements that invest more than $250 million in new benefits to our community, in addition to the local jobs and economic opportunity provided by the new campus.
As part of the Manhattanville campus development, Columbia reached a Community Benefits Agreement with the West Harlem Development Corporation and an agreement with the State of New York—“Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions”—committing to a wide range of benefits and amenities for our community.
Benefits We All Share
The new campus plan replaces the postindustrial streetscape of Manhattanville's old manufacturing areas with publicly accessible green space, widened tree-lined sidewalks, retail stores and restaurants that welcome the entire community. From brain science to the arts and business, the new academic centers on campus will feature a wide range of public programming designed for local students, families and businesses.