A fire tore through the Ennis Francis Houses, a complex owned by Pastor Calvin Butts’ Abyssinian Development Corporation. Butts’ company has been planning to move tenants out of the property to a new eight-story building in Harlem.
Dozens of tenants of the dilapidated apartment complex at West 124th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard have been waiting to relocate to the other site. Abyssinian resumed work on the project in April after running out of funds. [more]