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Sounds like a project that is going to be proposed soon. 587 Main only has 280 units while the Church-Division project has like 700+. Good to know…


“Luxuria” on Grand Street has been rebranded to “The Grand” and redesigned. Unfortunately, the previously rendered classy facade is gone.


At least the name is 1000% better.


Heard about the name change weeks prior and was pleased with it. The new look is excellent.


site preparation abound

NewRo Studios

The Rockwell on North Avenue

172 Union Avenue


On July 27, Iona College broke ground on an estimated $35 million expansion of its School of Business, including a new school building.

Construction of the new building is expected to wrap up in the spring of 2020. The renovations will more than double the academic space for both the School of Business and Iona’s School of Arts & Science. The building will include high-tech classrooms and computer labs, a central atrium for events, meeting rooms, faculty offices, a lecture hall, a business career center, an expanded trading floor classroom and a media suite.


progress at Watermark Pointe


signs of life at 255 Hugenot Street. A new street will be created followed by a new highrise.



wow! I hope they use that design. The suburbs need some eye-catching highrise architecture.


more progress on the 255 Hugenot plot.

Piling Machine on site at 172 union ave



Seems like we’ve now learned what RXR’s next project is going to be. In the Legislative Agenda for the October 16th City Council meeting, they mention a 20-story tower located at 11 Garden Street. It would include 218 affordable units. This isn’t the first time they hinted towards the project, however. When proposing the Church-Division towers, they mentioned all of the affordable units for that specific project would be built elsewhere.

I guess it also needs to be said, but 11 Garden street is just part of the puzzle. Next to it is a city owned parking lot (to the right) that I assume would be included into the project’s site, along with 317 North Ave, which is an empty lot on the corner (to the left).

Meeting Agenda, info found on page 29


It’s incredible the amount of activity in the city. It’s such an exciting time.


There’s currently no timetable for the new apartment building, but the street is expected to be completed in the spring, Aragon said.

The development proposal hasn’t been finalized yet, according to Aragon, but he said the development would be around 23 stories with about 200 units.


587 Main standing alone + Church/Division dormant.

New York City- Aerials by Joseph Wingenfeld, on Flickr

Millenia looks big from the air. The Standard can be seen on the rise.

New York City- Aerials by Joseph Wingenfeld, on Flickr


You can also spot The Rockwell in those photos if you follow North Avenue up far enough. Look at all of that space that the New Roc City complex is taking up… what a disaster, both economically and architecturally. Wish someone would raze that thing.


New scoop: 30 Garden Street (source)

“The project would be a mixed-use residential, retail, and office development with structured parking located at the corner of Cottage Place and Garden Street in the Downtown Overlay Zone DO-2. The 14-story structure would include approximately 187 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet (sf) of retail space on the ground floor, approximately 17,310 sf of office space, approximately 15,000 sf of business equipment and storage space, and approximately 241 parking spaces”

This would be directly across from the 20-story RXR development that was detailed just a few posts above. Kinda wish they’d be a bit more bold and go for something larger but I can understand why they wouldn’t. Hope to see something over 28 stories again in this city…


lohud: New Rochelle ‘High Line’? City wants to build $10M link of Lincoln corridor to downtown

NEW ROCHELLE – Creating its own version of New York City’s High Line is one way the city is considering using a $10 million grant it recently received from the state.

New Rochelle applied for the downtown revitalization grant in the spring, and was awarded the money this fall. The city’s application called for a better connection of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor to the city’s downtown, in an area that begins near Hamilton Avenue and extends south along North Avenue to Main Street. The state funds are meant to be used mainly for capital projects.

On Nov. 1, a local planning committee, co-chaired by Mayor Noam Bramson and Business Council of Westchester president Marsha Gordon, convened to come up with a strategic plan to administer the grant with a deadline of March 31, 2019. It will continue meeting monthly with more frequent subcommittee meetings and three public forums along the way.

“I think we need to have clarity and consensus on what our vision is,” Bramson said. “New Rochelle seeks to forge stronger physical, economic and social links between the Lincoln Avenue corridor and our burgeoning downtown.”

During its first meeting, Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon spoke of efforts underway to connect the corridor to downtown, such as wider, more accessible sidewalks in the area and a free shuttle service, which is already planned to start in the downtown next year. Among the early concepts for grant projects are a performance and educational center, and co-working and training spaces for residents living in the area.

But the most ambitious of the early proposals is something Aragon dubbed The Linc. The project would, in its most extensive form, see the northbound section of Memorial Highway, from Lincoln Avenue to the downtown, turned into green park space, creating a direct, walkable, cyclable passage. Another variation of it would see a portion elevated above the street — much like the New York City High Line — covering the section of Memorial Highway that passes over North Avenue.

This, Aragon said, would make The Linc New Rochelle’s answer to the High Line in New York City. The goal of any version of The Linc, he said, would be to replace as much of Memorial Highway as possible with green space.

To facilitate traffic in the area, should some form of The Linc come to fruition, Memorial Highway would possibly remain southbound only, while North Avenue would become a northbound only street from the downtown to Lincoln Avenue.

“All of that, if we proceed, would be subject to extensive traffic analysis to make sure it all works,” Bramson said.

Kwamaine Dixon, one of three Lincoln Avenue community representatives on the committee, voiced concerns about making sure city officials stay committed to spending the money on rehabilitating the corridor.

“There’s always planning, and it sounds good,” Dixon said. “But when it’s time for the actual implementation of what was supposed to happen, it never happens.”

Bramsom said while everything is in the early stages now, residents should expect to benefit from the grant.

“Our goal is to make improvements that directly benefit the lives of residents living in the Lincoln Avenue corridor,” he said.

And that’s key because, according to lifelong city resident and marketer Shane Osinloye, who created the video the city used with its grant application, corridor residents want to see the grant counteract the effects of Memorial Highway, which was supposed to connect Interstate 95 to the Cross County Parkway but was left unfinished decades ago.

“They don’t just want to see a connection to other people’s development,” he said. “They want something in their community that they can manage, that they can champion, go get people there. That’s very important to them.”


Some construction pics from my gym session @ the Halstead this morning.