March 8th marked Mayor Bramsons’s 2017 State of the City Speech. State-of-the-City-2017-Final (1)
Here are a few quotes from the Mayor:
“As we meet tonight, New Rochelle’s neighborhoods are among the safest in America, with fire and emergency services that are second to none, and with our lowest crime rate in 56 years. New Rochelle’s fiscal position has never been stronger, with Moody’s best bond rating in more than 80 years. And our businesses are thriving once more, with their highest sales volume ever in 2016, and on track to break that record all over again in 2017.”
“For those who want to enjoy the outdoors, there’s a new playground at Feeney Park, an expanded community garden at Lincoln Park, a new sundeck at Hudson Park, and a brand new park altogether on Burling Lane.”
“If the national economy holds, then in just two or three years, you will be astounded by the changes, with more than a dozen projects moving forward. • North Avenue can look forward to a complete transformation, extending from the Iona campus down to the edge of the train station. • At the Burling triangle, east of the hospital, up to seven new buildings will form a brand new transit district, lined by a park. • Along the Huguenot corridor, new millennial housing will take shape to the east near Harrison and Cedar Streets and to the west just past Centre. • On Lecount, one project from Wilder Balter and another from Cappelli will re-shape the critical blocks between New Roc and North, already enhanced by the renovation of 5 Anderson. • While on Main Street, the first project from RXR has broken ground, with performance space and retail at the ground level, rising into a proud and attractive tower of homes.
Most of these developments are fully approved and ready to roll.”
“So when we say New Rochelle is Ideally Yours, we mean it. And we want prospective businesses, investors, and residents to join us, to come along for the ride, to be part of our story. That’s why, just two weeks ago, we launched our new website ideallynewrochelle.com, with companion videos that you can see outside and written materials you can pick up on your way out. All saying loud and proud why New Rochelle is the ideal place to live, work, and grow.”