Category Archives: Planning & Development

Downtown Development Rolls Forward

New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development efforts continue to bear fruit.  Here’s the latest from the Journal News, with details about three projects. Meanwhile, New Rochelle residents Karen and John Hessel have created this really neat website to keep track of the community’s downtown progress.  Nice job! More announcements expected next year.  We’re rocking and rolling.

Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out

Last week, I had the opportunity to describe New Rochelle’s downtown plans to several hundred of New York’s most influential civic leaders at the roll-out of RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan.  Here’s video of my discussion about the suburbs with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (our portion begins at 1:18:14.)   A good conversation about the … Continue reading Watch This Video of the Regional Plan Roll-Out

RPA Releases Fourth Regional Plan

If you are interested in the future of our community and region, please set aside a little time to read the just-released Fourth Regional Plan from RPA, the Regional Plan Association. RPA’s vision and recommendations encompass equity, prosperity, health, and sustainability.  The Plan is chock-a-block with specific and achievable proposals that would greatly benefit the … Continue reading RPA Releases Fourth Regional Plan

On Track (Literally and Figuratively)

The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has released a new report, highlighting the critical importance of transit-served suburbs in meeting the housing, economic, and affordability needs of the New York metropolitan area.  Take a look. RPA’s recommendations are fully consistent with New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development framework.  In fact, if you look at the full report, … Continue reading On Track (Literally and Figuratively)

Calling All Artists

As part of New Rochelle’s ongoing commitment to public art, the City has just announced an open call for artists to submit designs that can be applied to three dimensional sculptures of our “Ideally Yours” logo.  Winning designs will be displayed throughout New Rochelle’s downtown area. There’s much more information and a submission form in … Continue reading Calling All Artists