Changes Are Coming to 125th Street and Broadway

Columbia is embarking on a building project to support the Manhattanville campus.

By
Columbia News
September 06, 2019

Changes are coming to the Columbia-owned site at the southwest corner of 125th Street and Broadway. This includes the McDonald’s restaurant franchise and the row of warehouses between the McDonald's and Prentis Hall at 632 West 125th Street. The McDonald’s franchise is scheduled to close Sept. 9, and in the coming weeks, fencing at the site and preparations for demolitions will begin. Columbia will provide additional information as it becomes available.

What’s happening?

  • Columbia is embarking on a building project to support the Manhattanville campus
  • Existing buildings affected by this project include the McDonald’s and the row of warehouses between the McDonald’s lot and Prentis Hall; in the coming months, those buildings will be taken down
  • This project will have no impact on Prentis Hall, home to the School of the Arts and the Department of Music
  • The McDonald’s franchisee said that it will offer current employees jobs at other locations
  • Work on the project will begin this fall

If you have any questions, please email Columbia University Facilities and Operations at projx@columbia.edu.