NEW ROCHELLE – The developer of the city’s vision for an extensive Echo Bay waterfront district, with shops, apartments, restaurants and parks, is turning to residents for suggestions.
Twining Properties, the New York City-based developer chosen by the City Council to redevelop and revitalize the run-down Echo Bay area, recently held its first community meeting to get input from those who would use the future site on Long Island Sound.
“The old style of development was ‘Go do what you want,’” said Alex Twining, CEO of Twining Properties. “Now, the best solutions usually weave into the neighborhood, and people who have been living there forever know what feels good. Part of what we’re trying to figure out is, rather than just assume that people want this or that, is to see what we can integrate and fine-grain (the project).”