LOWER CONCOURSE

LOWER CONCOURSE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Bronx Point complements New York City’s significant, long-term investment in the Lower Concourse area. The project is made possible through extensive and close collaboration with New York City departments and agencies, including the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, the Department of Housing Preservation
and Development,, the New York City Department of Transportation, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

GOALS

Launched in 2015, the nearly $194M capital investment strategy in the Lower Concourse neighborhood seeks to strengthen neighborhood infrastructure, create new open spaces, build affordable housing and support the creation of jobs in the Lower Concourse neighborhood.

Key aspects of the plan include:

      • Development of Bronx Point; the first phase of which will include over 500 units of permanently affordable housing, new public open space and amenities in the arts and culture

      • Creation and enhancement of open space; new features include BBQ pits, fitness equipment, spray towers and a variety of plantings along the waterfront

      • Acquisition and construction of new, waterfront park at 144th Street & Exterior Street

      • Infrastructure improvements along Exterior Street

Infrastructure investments along Exterior Streets will seek to:

      • Support neighborhood growth, providing infrastructure capacity to meet community needs

      • Reconstruct Street and sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety and vehicle operations

SCOPE

Infrastructure

      • New water mains and sewer

      • Street and sidewalk reconstruction

Streets and Intersections

      • Exterior Street between 138th Street and 150th Street, including the intersections at 144thStreet, 146th Street, and 149th Street

PROCESS & TIMELINE

Engagement

      • Presentation to Bronx Point Working Group (Dec 2018)

      • Discussion with Community Board leadership CB1/4 (Q1 2019)

      • Elected Officials briefing (Q1 2019)

      • Presentations to Community Boards (Q2 2019)

      • Update to Community Boards on Design and Implementation Plan (Q3 2019)