Study calls for development around Bronx Metro North stations

Findings call for connection between densely populated areas and other public transport

TRD New York /
Aug.August 29, 2014 12:15 PM

A Department of City Planning study focused on overhauling underused area around some Metro North stations in the Bronx is calling for a new plan to develop such spots along the waterfront.

The study advocates development around the University Heights and Morris Heights stations that would help area residents more easily access other public transport and the Harlem River, DNAinfo reported. Such spots are currently underutilized despite being located in densely populated areas, the study finds, and are cut off from the rest of the community by highways and other obstructions.

Other spots targeted in the report include Melrose, Tremont, Williams Bridge, Fordham, Morris Park and Parkchester/Van Nest.

The report, which crunched the results of a two-year community engagement process, looks to offer findings toward the goal of creating affordable housing, improving job access and strengthening the overall economy of the Bronx. The borough, according to the DCP, is expected to grow by 14 percent by 2040 — the fastest clip the area has seen since the 1940s. [DNAinfo]Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play

448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing

1159 and 1184 River Avenue with Maddd Equities' Jorge Madruga (left) and Joy Construction's Eli Weiss (right) (Credit: Google Maps)

Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project

Rafael Salamanca and the Bronx (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Bronx councilman snuffs out another de Blasio rezoning

Union Crossing at 825 East 141st Street with The Bluestone Group's Eli Tabak and Madison Realty Capital's Josh Zegen (Credit: Union Crossing Bronx)

South Bronx office building lands $85M refi

Hudson Companies president David Kramer 

David Kramer on outer-borough development in the 2010s

2455 3rd Avenue in the South Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Altmark partnership plans 135-unit South Bronx high-rise

From left: Blackstone's Jonathan Gray, Joseph Simone of Simone Development and 535 Zerega Avenue in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps, Simone Development)

Blackstone buys Bronx warehouse for $29M from controversial carter

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...