The City of New Rochelle is set to issue a competitive request for proposal (RFP) to develop a City-owned parcel located at 45 Harrison Street.
The location is the current site of New Rochelle Fire Department Station #1.
The Harrison Street property is located between Huguenot and Main Streets, just east of the core Downtown area and in close proximity to I-95.
The City-owned site consists of approximately 30,492 s/f and current zoning allows for a building up to 28 stories in height.
The winning proposal may include any combination of mixed uses for the property in order to reimagine it to align with the City’s designated Downtown Overlay Zone. The zoning outlines a clear and transparent roadmap for development and sets design standards and community benefit requirements intended to create a thriving, attractive and sustainable city center.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to develop a signature property at New Rochelle’s eastern gateway, adjacent to our downtown core,” noted Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon.
“New Rochelle has come together in support of the revitalization of our downtown and this property enhances that vision. We have created the right environment for the ideal live, work and grow landscape and welcome all qualified developers to submit their ideas. Come to New Rochelle, we’re open for business.”
Built in 1966, Fire Station #1, the largest fire station in New Rochelle, consists of a 20,000 square-foot, two-story facility that includes: an 8,000 s/f ground floor; a 6,200 s/f second level that currently provides spaces for administrative offices, kitchen facilities, sleeping areas and a large living space; and a 6,200 s/f basement.
The redesign of the 45 Harrison Street property is intended to retain and improve the function of Fire Station #1, either on or off site, and at no time will the station be closed or service interrupted.
New Rochelle’s overall redevelopment planincludes the rezoning of 279 acres of land in its downtown area.