City of New Rochelle lets residents give input into planned park on Memorial Highway

The city is planning to turn one of the six lanes of Memorial Highway into a park, similar to the High Line in New York City.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2023, 1:07 AM

Updated 476 days ago

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People in New Rochelle are getting the chance to help shape their city.
The city is planning to turn one of the six lanes of Memorial Highway into a park, similar to the High Line in New York City.
The Department of Development hosted a workshop Monday night to give people the chance to learn about the project and share their thoughts.
Adam Salgado, the city's commissioner of development, says it's a gesture to a historically African American community in New Rochelle, the Lincoln Avenue Corridor community that was disproportionately affected by urban renewal.
"This really is through stakeholder engagement a way to engage that Lincoln Avenue community and reimagine Memorial Highway, which was taken from the community back in the ‘50s and have it be a park and provide an asset to the community,” said Salgado.
The project is budgeted for $25 million, all set aside between federal and state money.
Construction is expected to begin around 2025 or 2026 and should take about two years.


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