Tags: mosque | ground | zero | condos

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

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Paul Ryan Promotes New Safety Net Plan

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 08:46 AM

Rep. Paul Ryan is promoting the proposal he made last week to overhaul the nation's social safety net by giving states g . . .

Quinnipiac Poll: Floridians High on Legal Marijuana

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 08:17 AM

Florida could soon be the next state to allow medical marijuana, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University pol . . .

Small Plane Crash on Fla. Beach Kills Father, Injures Daughter

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 06:29 AM

A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a sma . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved