The Real Deal New York

Bronx’s Webster Avenue to get a new look

April 05, 2013 03:30PM

The city has a plan to revitalize a stretch of Webster Avenue in the Bronx, Crain’s reported. The plan aims to turn the 1.5-mile strip into a “Main Street” with new retail, mixed-income housing, a business incubator, pedestrian-friendly streets and cultural activities.

As it currently stands, the area has vacant parcels, car-repair garages and a low density of housing. But the strip was rezoned two years ago to allow 430,000 square feet of new commercial and 950 units of housing to be constructed.

This plan “provides a roadmap … for integrating historic Bronx institutions with new businesses and residential development that holds promise for the borough’s future,” said Seth Pinsky, the president of the city Economic Development Corporation. [Crain’s] —Zachary Kussin