The controversial plan for a mosque and Islamic cultural center at Ground Zero may be scrapped and the property instead turned into residences.
Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the stalled project, is in talks about turning the property at 43 Park Place in lower Manhattan into condominiums, reports the New York Post
El-Gamal’s lawyer, Adam Leitman Bailey, told the newspaper that his client “has not yet determined his use of the property,” adding: “But condos are a possibility.”
In addition to owning 43 Park Place, which El-Gamal reportedly bought for $8 million in December, he also leases 45-47 Park Place as well as 51 Park Place.
The 43 Park Place address is designated for mixed use, meaning it could still contain a mosque and community center as well as condos, according to the Post.
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