ADC Strategic Priorities
The Abyssinian Neighborhood
The Abyssinian Neighborhood Plan is an ambitious and important model comprehensive community development initiative that will have a significant impact on the Central Harlem community and beyond. The Plan focuses on the neighborhood bounded by Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard to the West, Malcolm X Boulevard to the East, West 139th Street to the North and West 137th Street to the South. It is anchored by the organization’s 200-year old founding institution—The Abyssinian Baptist Church. ADC is fully deploying its mission of comprehensive community development in The Abyssinian Neighborhood by: developing approximately 200 additional homeownership units where none existed; building a state-of-the-art facility for Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School for 450 children and their families; developing approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space, 33,000 square feet of community facility space at the historic Renaissance Complex and much needed open space; and deploying programs and services that are tailored to meet the needs of the residents in the area.