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Community Outreach Meeting | September 13th, 2017

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…

Community Outreach Meeting | November 29th, 2017

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…

Community Outreach Meeting | October 4th, 2017

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…

View from the Water | Kayak Tour

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. Special…

New Rochelle refining waterfront district plans for Pratt Landing

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…

New Rochelle chooses developer for downtown firehouse site

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…

New Rochelle to get a beachfront overhaul

As the city continues to find ways to revitalize its nine miles of valuable Long Island Sound coastline, a chunk of private beachfront property is now set for redevelopment. Beckwith Pointe Club, the decades old beach club on New Rochelle’s Davenport Neck, will soon be torn down and replaced by a multi-million dollar condominium community….

Twining Properties gets go-ahead for Echo Bay project planning

The New Rochelle City Council approved a new agreement with Twining Properties LLC on Feb. 7 to develop 12.5 acres of city property at Echo Bay. Twining, based in New York City, has proposed a $300 million mixed-use project, called Pratt Landing, in an industrial area at the edge of downtown. The general concept is…

New Rochelle downtown, waterfront takes shape

NEW ROCHELLE – An apartment complex that opened on North Avenue this week is being hailed as one of the first transformative pieces in the city’s development overhaul, while downtown and waterfront plans continue to take shape. The Lombardi Apartments, a five-story mixed use building, is three blocks from the city’s Transportation Center. With 48 luxury apartments —…