Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

IIllustrated map of Hunts Point with points of interest

Hunts Point

The Hunts Point station area is situated at an important intersection of neighborhoods, communities, jobs, and key transportation infrastructure. Home to the Hunts Point markets which is a critical job center and lifeblood of the city, the surrounding area is also home to diverse communities of more than 60,000 residents. The planned station is the only station within a quarter mile of the NYC subway system, making the station’s location a key future transfer point. Easing the connections between these two kinds of transportation will be critical to the success of the stations and the community in the future. The video below outlines the primary objectives that community members have voiced so far.

See how it might all come together!

How does this all come together into one long-term vision for the station? The following materials represent a draft vision for what the station areas might look like in the future based on community input.

Use the sliders below to explore how areas around the station are today and how they might be tomorrow.

Click on the numbers on each image to see descriptions.

A Connected Neighborhood

Illustration of cyclist and streetscape improvements. Text reads: “Vision for Hunts Point near station with pedestrians/streetscape improvements”
Person on bike near the station.  Text reads “Current view of Hunts Point Avenue near station”
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An Improved Garrison Ave

Illustration of pedestrians and retail stores near the Garrison Avenue. Text reads “Vision for Garrison Avenue near station witn pedestrias/streetscape improvements”
Retail stores near station near on Garrison Avenue. Text reads “Current view of Garrison Avenue near station”
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Recommendations

Study recommendations have been categorized into three major groups: Vibrant Communities, Working Communities, and Connected Communities. For detailed recommendations for this station area, click on the corresponding PDFs below:

Plan Elements

Cartoon of two urban centers connected by a line. Text reads “Working communities”
Working Communities:
How do we plan to grow jobs and connect Bronxites to them?
Cartoon of city street. Text reads “Vibrant  Communities”
Vibrant Communities:
How do we plan for new service while celebrating who we are?
Cartoon of street light. Text reads “Connected Communities”
Connected Communities:
How do we plan to help people get around the neighborhood, the city, and the region?

 

Feedback

During the spring, summer, and fall of 2021, the Bronx Metro-North Study Team hosted a remote open house to gather feedback on the above recommendations. Read a summary of the feedback received during this period.

What are your thoughts on the draft recommendations? Share any ideas, concerns, or questions below. (Click the boxes to indicate which station(s) your feedback relates to).

 

Future Updates

In the coming months, the station area study team will review all public input and will be updating recommendations to reflect the latest round of community input. Moving forward, an important next step will be to release a final plan memorializing this work. This will be a key step in the planning work as this plan will serve as a roadmap to city agencies, community organizations and institutions, and others as we seek to bring this work to life in the coming years.

 

Where to next?

Co-op City Morris Park Parkchester/Van Nest Hunts Point

 


BUILDING THE PLAN