Category Archives: Planning & Development

IDEALab Welcomes Creative Technologists to New Rochelle

As part of the exciting IDEA New Rochelle initiative, our city will host several experts in immersive and creative technology for three to six month fellowships. New Rochelle aims to be at the forefront of art, technology, and information services.  Coupled with our recent designation by Bloomberg Philanthropies as a “Champion City” and with IDEA … Continue reading IDEALab Welcomes Creative Technologists to New Rochelle

587 Main Tops Off, Church-Division Breaks Gound

As I wrote a few days ago, New Rochelle just celebrated back-to-back downtown milestones: the “topping-off” of 587 Main Street and a groundbreaking at the Church-Division garage.  These are the first two projects from our master developers at RXR. This video gives you the flavor of both events.  Don’t miss the brief computer-simulated fly-through at … Continue reading 587 Main Tops Off, Church-Division Breaks Gound

New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline

Today, we celebrated the “topping off” of one new downtown project at 587 Main Street and the ground-breaking for another at the site of the the Church-Division garage.  This press release has more information. These are just two of six developments that will dramatically reshape New Rochelle’s skyline during the next few years.  With many … Continue reading New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline

Bisnow Video and Press Coverage

As I wrote in this prior post, New Rochelle recently hosted a large conference of development and real estate professionals, all focused on our city’s ambitious downtown plan. Here’s a nice little video summary of the event, as well as news coverage from Real Estate In-Depth and from Bisnow.  New Rochelle’s accelerating development efforts are … Continue reading Bisnow Video and Press Coverage

State of the City 2018

I just finished delivering my 2018 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks confronted head-on the important and timely challenge of youth safety and enrichment, but also offered an expansive and very positive assessment of our community’s dramatic progress on economic, environmental, and social priorities.  Despite the pressing … Continue reading State of the City 2018

Investors and Builders Bullish on New Rochelle

A terrific event for our city this morning, as almost 350 development and real estate professionals from throughout the region gathered on Main Street for a conference focused on New Rochelle’s innovative downtown development plan. I was pleased to lead off the conference with comments about New Rochelle’s goals and opportunities.  Then two panel discussions … Continue reading Investors and Builders Bullish on New Rochelle

Bloomberg: New Ro is a “Champion City”

In a nation-wide competition featuring more than 300 applications, New Rochelle has been named one of just 35 “Champion Cities” by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  #mayorschallenge Bloomberg challenged municipalities across the country to propose innovative ideas with the potential to benefit cities everywhere.  New Rochelle’s winning concept involves the use of virtual-reality to visualize development, enhance the … Continue reading Bloomberg: New Ro is a “Champion City”