UPDATED, 5:12 p.m., Sept. 18: The $275 million Kingsbridge Armory ice center conversion that could change the face of the South Bronx is one step closer to reality. Bronx Community Board 7 gave its vote of approval, according to the developer, KNIC Partners.
The 20-5 vote last night “reflects the overwhelming support local stakeholders have demonstrated for this project and the more than $1.7 billion in benefits it will generate for the community,” said Kevin Park of KNIC Partners in a statement.
The 750,000-square-foot project, which involves nine hockey rinks and other sports facilities in the South Bronx, will now head to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for review. If approved, construction is slated to be completed in 2018. — Mark Maurer