Rendering of 33 Westchester, viewed from Huguenot

New Rochelle’s downtown continues to make historic strides, with the groundbreaking of 33 Westchester Place, a new 27-story tower at the site of the former Modern Hardware.  This is the last of three adjoining developments from Allstate Ventures of varying scales that will together surround an entirely redesigned Westchester Place (now little more than an alley between Centre and Division), with significant arts and cultural components, including artists’ housing.

In addition to ceremonially shoveling some soil at the construction site, City officials and I also explored the nearly complete Arc building at 64 Centre with spectacular views of the emerging downtown skyline and Long Island Sound beyond.  You can take a neat virtual tour here.  More from the Patch.