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Stalled 'Ground Zero Mosque' Property Could Become Condos

Image: Stalled 'Ground Zero Mosque' Property Could Become Condos Left, Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of Soho Properties and developer of the Park 51 Islamic Centre project. Right, exterior of the current building that sits on the proposed site in downtown New York City.

Friday, 26 Apr 2013 11:00 AM

By Lisa Barron

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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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