Great communities celebrate the arts, and cultural energy can often be an important economic driver, too. That’s why New Rochelle is working to encourage artists to live and work in our city, and why cultural uses are a central part of our broader revitalization efforts.
To advance these goals, we hope to create an Arts & Cultural District that encompasses portions of our downtown, along with adjacent neighborhoods along lower Webster Avenue. Key components would include affordable live/work apartments, a performing arts center, and additional gallery space — all supported by zoning and overseen by a new management entity. Some of these elements are already coming together, others will require more work.
Please take a look at this power point, presented last week to the City Council, in order to learn more.