City Council member Gale Brewer (left) has approved Fordham’s expansion project.
Fordham University has received approval from City Council member Gale Brewer to embark on a 25-year-long expansion project at the school’s Lincoln Center campus. The expansion, which includes a new law school, dorms, parking garages and residential towers, will extend between 60th and 62nd streets and Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. The school first proposed the 2.3 million-square-foot expansion in 2005, but the local community board opposed the plans. However, now that the school has reached an agreement with Brewer, the measure is also expected to be approved next Wednesday by two City Council committees and then by the full council June 30.