Issues Requests for Qualifications to Identify Partners
With the goal of using this economic down-cycle to resolve planning and environmental challenges associated with potential development sites, the City has issued Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) to the development community aimed at gauging interest in two locations.
The first, dubbed “Transit Central,” is a 2.6-acre site directly across North Avenue from the New Rochelle Train Station. It is anchored by the City-owned Garden Street lot and is ideally positioned for Transit-Oriented Development, with its easy access to both rail and I-95.
The second, called “Main Street Core,” is a 4.5-acre site entirely under City ownership, including both the Prospect Street and Church-Division parking areas. You may recall that a high-rise project was once planned for this location, but eventually withdrawn in the face of the deteriorating national economy.
The RFQs contain much more information about the City’s general planning goals and expectations, but it is expected that potential developers will apply their own creativity in suggesting strategies for growth. Responses are expected in mid-May.