Last week, Iona College filed suit against New Rochelle over a land use matter — specifically, the process through which college-owned lots may be merged, a seemingly esoteric topic, but one with potentially significant impacts on both the development of the Iona campus and the character of surrounding neighborhoods. While no one takes pleasure in legal conflicts, the City will vigorously and confidently defend its position in court.
This statement from the City Manager contains more information.
Iona College is a great asset to New Rochelle, and the City government has worked with Iona’s leadership on many occasions to advance our mutual priorities. But when the College’s objectives conflict with the public interest, the City will always protect our residents, defend the integrity of our professional staff, and uphold the principles of sound planning.