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Bronx’s $275M Kingsbridge Armory scores first approval

September 18, 2013 01:08PM

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 

  • Reid Eisenberg

    Kingsbridge Road is in the “South” Bronx? Seriously? Pressing ahead, what percentage of the denizens of the surrounding area (Bedford Park/University Heights/Kingsbridge Heights) does the community board, KNIC Partners, et al. really think are clamoring for ice rinks, and lots of ’em? Perhaps after this all works out, these folks along with the approval of those same local stakeholders can next plan for a multi-million dollar facility to house sports such as badminton and croquet to further benefit the community already thoroughly enriched by an ongoing Holiday on Ice.