Here’s an excellent article from Strong Towns, describing strategies for reducing car dependency. The issues raised in the piece are highly relevant to New Rochelle’s planning objectives, touching on everything from parking minimums in our zoning code, to “complete streets” projects on major roads, to innovative open space initiatives like the Linc. The author’s key … Continue reading Expanding Mobility Options (Gradually)
Another ground-breaking yesterday morning, as New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization plans roll forward. “The Huguenot” will feature sixty luxury apartments, seven of them affordable, and ground-floor retail in a six-story structure, close to the western intersection of Huguenot and Main Streets. The project also includes some especially interesting elements, such as a community art gallery, a … Continue reading “The Huguenot” Breaks Ground
Happy to meet this morning with a delegation of municipal officials and planners from Australia, whom came here to learn about our ongoing downtown revitalization efforts. Their itinerary in the United States consisted of San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York City . . . and New Rochelle. Our path-breaking downtown plan has already received regional … Continue reading A Visit from Down Under
Fresh local produce, yummy prepared foods, savory pickles, delicious cheeses, crusty bread, and lots of other tasty treats. That’s right — New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are opening again for the season. The Saturday downtown market kicks off on June 1st on Library Green. And the Friday uptown market begins on June 7th — at … Continue reading Farmers Markets Open for Season
Read this article to learn about New Rochelle’s latest initiative to support small businesses. Through a partnership with The Acceleration Project, the City is helping local entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and grab hold of opportunities for growth. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy; their success enables all of New Rochelle to prosper.
In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
I sat down with Andrew Whitman of FiOS News for an interview about the impact of Con Ed’s gas moratorium. Fortunately, most developers are either meeting the terms of the moratorium or finding alternative heating options, but this is still a challenge for our growing downtown. Watch the whole interview for more.
Check out this story from WCBS-TV, New York’s Channel 2, about New Rochelle’s free-rent competition for artists and about our overall efforts to encourage creative expression. We want New Rochelle’s downtown to be both economically and culturally vibrant.
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
Please vote for New Rochelle (again.) Last week, I asked you to vote for New Rochelle in the Sweet-16 round of the “Strongest Town” competition, when we faced off against Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Well, guess what? New Rochelle won! So thank you for participating. Now, we’re on to the next round — the Elite-8 — so … Continue reading Vote for New Rochelle (Again!)