Development in Yonkers
Developments in Yonkers
Yonkers is in an unprecedented phase of proposed downtown redevelopment. Some of the projects are in the preliminary design stages; others have progressed through state and municipal mandated reviews and are close to the beginning stages of implementation. It remains to be seen what effect the current economic downturn will have on the financing and construction of these projects.
The Saw Mill River Daylighting, Phases 2 and 3
The city has embarked on the Mill Street Courtyard project, which will reveal a small portion of the Saw Mill River that is already partially visible in an interior area between New Main Street and Manor House Square. A Warburton Avenue building has been demolished to create a walkway from the top end of the current Van der Donck Park into the Mill Street Courtyard. The Courtyard is being designed in the style of a European sitting area, with a staircase that crosses above the river for viewing and transit through the space.
Buildings on New Main Street have been demolished adjacent to Nepperhan Avenue. A stretch of the Saw Mill River has long been visible between the backs of the buildings and the Chicken Island parking lot. The area will be rehabilitated with federal funds and turned into a park and sitting area as a continuation of the daylighting.
SFC Phase 1
The SFC project that encompassed Chicken Island, the Cacace Justice Center, 87 Nepperhan Avenue and the City Hall garage is a thing of the past. New RFPs have been issued by the city for the Chicken Island piece of the original project.
Location: City Parcels "H & I" on Hudson River waterfront, south of the Pier.
Fidelco Realty now holds the rights to the Palisades Point property and it is presumed that a residential building will be built on parcels H&I. The original plans have been modified but are not yet finalized or public.
Public open space will be provided along a waterfront esplanade in front of the new buildings. The current sculpture garden remains in situ.
Alexander Street Master Plan
Location: The Hudson River waterfront from the Beczak Environmental Center to the JFK Marina.
The Alexander Street development area includes a mix of public and private property. In 2009 the city approved a basic Master Plan for this area.
- Approximately 20 residential buildings and garages from 8-30 stories tall.
- 17.5 acres of open public space.
- Commercial and retail space
Teutonia Hall-Buena Vista Project
The partnership that built the geo-thermal building at 66 Main Street also owns the Trolley Barn and has now acquired several properties to the south of the Trolley Barn along Buena Vista Avenue, across from the city garage.
Current plans, approved by the Planning Board and the City Council, include a 25 story residential tower and the preservation and restoration of the Teutonia Hall facade. The construction site has been cleared and work on the foundations and buildings will begin soon.
Ludlow Park Area
Location: Residential buildings and retail establishments along Ludlow Street
Design: not yet public.
Nodine Hill Master Plan
To be determined
Ravine Avenue Master Plan
To be determined.
Glenwood Power Plant, JFK Marina, Trevor Park
The iconic Power Plant is to be restored and renovated with a boutique hotel, convention center, restaurants, and art facilities. JFK Marina will receive facility upgrades. Trevor Park is under consideration for a parking garage and road to the Power Plant. Site plans have not been formally submitted to the Planning Board.
This project encompasses the southern side of the daylighted Saw Mill River in Larkin Plaza and part of Main Street beyween Warburton and Buena Vista Avenues. A 25 story residential tower is planned for the corner of Warburton Avenue and Dock Street. The project plans are in transition to a new development team.
Hudson Park III
The third building in the Hudson Park series along the waterfront adjacent to the historic Pier. In February 2013 the City Council approved a 25 story residential building. Construction has not begun.