Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

Illustration of Bron Metro North Area

Dear Fellow New Yorkers,

We are pleased to present a draft plan for the neighborhoods around the proposed Metro-North Stations in the Bronx.  We launched the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study in 2018 to engage city agencies, residents, workers, institutions, elected officials, and other stakeholders in station-area planning to help ensure the new regional rail service supports Bronx residents with access to jobs, housing, amenities and more. The new service is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will dramatically increase access to the Bronx, New York City, and the region and support the city as it rebounds from the effects of COVID.

For this planning work to be successful and for the City to maximize benefit of the stations, it is critical that the City keep pace with the MTA Metro-North as it plans to start station construction in 2022 to deliver service by 2026. The recommendations are the product of robust public outreach and discussion. Even during COVID lockdown, the City Planning team worked to offer high-quality on-line outreach opportunities to develop and refine recommendations that will bring the plan vision and goals to life. Ample opportunity remains to shape the plan recommendations and outcomes.

Finalizing and implementing the station-area plan will continue to require public resources, a strong political will, and collaboration among public agencies and the community, but it is an opportunity to attract public and private investment in housing and businesses, bring much-needed amenities and services to the Bronx, and strengthen critical job sectors to support New York City’s economic growth and recovery from COVID.  

We acknowledge the contributions of our planning partners, the Department of Transportation and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.  We are grateful for the strong working relationship with the MTA that made this work and our shared vision possible.  We thank Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and all elected officials for their leadership, and Community Boards 2, 9, and 11 for their collaboration.

Anita Laremont, Chair of the NYC Planning Commission