In this installment, an anonymous caller asked about the fate of the city’s armory building. If you’d like to make a suggestion, call 914-694-5070 and leave a message or click the “Start recording” button below.
NEW ROCHELLE – There’s $2 million on the table to make sure the city’s derelict armory doesn’t fall down.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Twining Properties has unveiled plans for the New Rochelle Naval Armory with photos and artist renderings. The slide presentation was presented to the New Rochelle City Council and local veterans groups.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Before the announcement of a Containment Zone in New Rochelle in early March, Talk of the Sound had the opportunity to tour the New Rochelle Naval Armory as work to stabilize the building was nearing completion. Plans to unveil the now-completed result are now on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
July 26th, 2018, the City of New Rochelle held a Scoping Session at the City Hall for the Supplemental Draft Generic Environmental Impact statement (SDGEIS) for the Waterfront District which will study the impacts of developing in this area to inform the new zoning. Scoping is a process that develops a written document (“scope”) which outlines the topics and analyses of potential environmental impacts of an action that will be addressed in a SDGEIS. About 50 people attended the meeting and added suggestions to the already comprehensive list of topics in the scoping document. Please note that formal comments on the scoping can be made by sending on email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10, 2018. The 11 page Draft Scope can be found here. Also for information on scoping and the time frame of the DGEIS, please refer the following link: What is Scoping?
Thanks for the time you spent joining the conversation, engaging in the workshops, sharing your ideas and helping us frame a master plan concept for the New Rochelle Waterfront District. We learned a great deal from many engaging conversations with all of you and we hope we helped you better understand the challenges and opportunities of this unique District. Your thoughts on the uses and public amenities to include across the Waterfront District helped define a program. Your concepts and strategies for building massing and configuration across the site area helped shape a master plan concept.
Thank you all for attending our second Community Workshop. We appreciate your time, energy and wide range of ideas, suggestions and questions. We learned a great deal and hopefully you have a better understanding of the trade-offs between the cost of community benefits and the density needed to pay for them. Below are the presentations and the results of the planning game.
In the first community meeting, many people urged us to get out on the water to understand the site better. The team decided to take up on that advice and today decided to go explore the water via kayaks. We gained an appreciation for the natural beauty of Echo Bay and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Thanks to the many people who joined us this past Wednesday night for our first Waterfront District workshop and to the many others who have participated in the online survey. Below is a brief recap:
Twining Properties gave an overview of the planning process
Marvel Architects presented some examples of other successful industrial waterfront revitalizations to help the group understand new possibilities for the waterfront.
Attendees broke up into 7 study groups to discuss their ideas over maps of the District and idea cards. The workshop format led to some high energy discussions and great ideas.
Two members from each table presented their group’s goals, ideas and aspirations for the Waterfront District. We heard about whether to have shops, offices, hotel or residences in the District, what to do with the Armory and specifically what people would like to see along the water’s edge. The presentation included many great ideas. A special thanks to the highly engaged and thoughtful teams who made these workshops a success.
Waterfront Community Meeting: Introductory Presentation
NEW ROCHELLE – City Council unanimously selected MacQuesten Development, LLC, Tuesday to build a 27-story mixed-use tower on the site currently occupied by the city’s downtown fire station.
MacQuesten proposed a $110 million, 27-story mixed-use building, which would include 282 residential units, approximately 9,500 square feet of retail, a four-story parking garage and an option for nearly 50,000 square feet of office space.
“MacQuesten’s proposal perfectly fits the mold of what we envisioned for 45 Harrison Street and we believe this opportunity will further contribute to the revitalization of New Rochelle’s downtown,” Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon said. “The option for 50,000 square feet of commercial space made this proposal stand out in a large pool of highly qualified applicants and MacQuesten’s mixed-use vision for this prime piece of property at New Rochelle’s eastern gateway aligns with our goals for the future of the downtown core.”