2 potential developments: a new hotel and a mixed use tower at the current site of New Rochelle’s downtown library.
LoHud: Another hotel could be coming to New Rochelle
[quote]NEW ROCHELLE - The city is exploring the idea of adding another hotel to its downtown redevelopment efforts.The
goal: attract a world-class hotel — with a meeting space or conference
center — near the train station, according to a request for proposals
for consultant work.
LoHud: Downtown overhaul might relocate New Rochelle library
The property, at 1 Library Plaza, is in the center of an area labeled as the downtown core district by the city’s master developer, RDRXR.
But the library is a separate entity from the city, so RDRXR doesn’t have rights to the property, and it won’t unless library officials agree to a deal. The assessed value of the library is approximately $12 million.
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson stressed the importance of having a library that is “as good or better” than what’s currently there.
“Any project would begin with that requirement,” Bramson said. "If that condition is met, then the library site has tremendous potential given its location in the heart of the downtown and proximity to the train station.
Merchant said RDRXR would like to relocate the library to another location in the area. In its place, he said they’d like to erect a mixed-use building with office space, retail and hotel rooms. There are no concrete plans yet.
I’ll probably swing by 55 Bank Street in White Plains to check out the progress sometime this week or the next.