Category Archives: Planning & Development

New Ro Receives Planning Award

This just in.  New Rochelle has received a Planning Achievement Award from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation.  The Award recognizes our Smart Growth Study, which helped lay the foundation for our downtown master development agreement. It’s a good illustration of how careful planning and preparation can play a vital role in attracting investment and shaping … Continue reading New Ro Receives Planning Award

Train Station Mural Celebrates New Ro History

The New Rochelle train station is now home (metaphorically speaking) to some of the city’s most notable residents.  A new mural inside the station house celebrates our history with portraits of famous New Rochelleans from days past. If you don’t have time to check it out in person, you can watch this nice report from … Continue reading Train Station Mural Celebrates New Ro History

New Ro’s Pops

New Rochelle’s ambitious economic development plans are rightly getting a lot of attention, but the City’s downtown revitalization efforts encompass a whole lot of smaller initiatives that are also important. Here’s a good example, called “New Ro’s Pops.”  We’ve just issued a Request for Proposals, inviting entrepreneurs to present ideas for outdoor pop-up shops in … Continue reading New Ro’s Pops

Downtown Development – Share Your Ideas

The most ambitious downtown development effort in New Rochelle’s history crosses a milestone today with the launch of the crowdsourced placemaking (CSPM) process.  Learn more by logging on to www.nrfuture.com. Through CSPM, every resident of New Rochelle will have a chance to suggest ideas, react to the ideas of others, and help shape a more … Continue reading Downtown Development – Share Your Ideas

State of the City – Unprecedented Opportunity for Downtown Progress

I just finished delivering my annual State of the City address to a packed house at the Davenport Club. My remarks follow below. You can also download the speech as a pdf. I focused this year on New Rochelle’s unprecedented opportunity to develop and invigorate our downtown – a challenge linked to every other civic priority. I hope … Continue reading State of the City – Unprecedented Opportunity for Downtown Progress