Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

IIllustrated map of Morris Park with locations of points of interest

Morris Park

Morris Park is home to one of the city’s largest jobs centers, with over 23,000 jobs within a half mile of the proposed station. The new station offers an opportunity to help support and grow these critical jobs in the Bronx, while also better connecting the station to the surrounding communities. 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 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 Neighborhood Center

Illustration of intersection with retail and  apartments. Text reads: “Vision for Morris Park Plaza near station”
Intersection with a Starbucks and auto shop.  Text reads “Current view of Morris Park Av/Eastchester”
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A Walkable Eastchester Road

Illustrated roadway with storefronts, clinic and  tall buildings in the background. Text reads “Vision for Eastchester Road with  improved pedestrian connections”
Roadway with fencing and tall buildings in the  background. Text reads “Current view of Eastchester road”
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A Gateway to Morris Park

Illustrated bridge underpass next to the  entrance to a retail plaza with wayfinding and pedestrians. Text reads “Vision  for street improvement at Eastchester Ave/Bassett Ave”
Bridge underpass next to the entrance to a  retail plaza. Text reads “Current view of Eastchester Ave/Bassett Ave”
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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 growth 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 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