In June and July of 2019, the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study held interactive public workshops for the Co-op City and Hunts Point station areas. These interactive, self-paced workshops were an opportunity for members of these unique communities to join city agencies and members of the MTA in planning around future Metro-North service.
The Hunts Point public workshop was held on June 16th at The Point, a short walk from the location of future Metro-North service. Among the many themes that emerged at the Hunts Point meeting were:
The Co-op City public workshop took place on July 16th at the Bartow Community Center in the heart of Co-op City. Major themes that emerged included:
For a brief summary of each event, please see the below links:
On March 27th and March 30th, public open houses were held at Montefiore Einstein and St. Raymond’s Elementary School, respectively, both within a block of the proposed station areas. The open house was an opportunity to share everything heard to date about the community’s vision for the Morris Park and Parkchester/Van Nest station areas, including comments collected during public events held during the fall of 2018 at these same locations.
Thank you to those who were able to join us for last week’s Open Houses. At these events the public had the opportunity to:
The events were well attended and were full of lively discussion. View all boards presented at the Open House.
On December 11th, a public workshop was held at Montefiore Einstein, within a block of the proposed station area. Just as with the Parkchester/Van Nest public workshop, the interactive, self-paced event was an important opportunity for the community to join city agencies to plan around future Metro-North service by sharing local expertise, conversing with neighbors and city agencies, and contributing ideas to improving the area, plan for the station area, consider what the service means for jobs, health, housing, youth and more. The event was very well attended by a diverse cross-section of residents and many of the thousands employed at the Montefiore Einstein, Jacobi, Hutch Metro Center, and other institutional campuses. View a summary of the Morris Park public workshop and copies of boards presented at the event.
On October 27th, a public workshop was held for the Parkchester/Van Nest Station Area. The event was very well attended. Participants came prepared for thoughtful and constructive conversations at this interactive self-paced event that was an important opportunity for the community to join city agencies to plan around future Metro-North service – share your local expertise, hear from their neighbors, contribute their ideas to improve Tremont Avenue, plan for the station area, consider what the service means for jobs, health, housing, youth and more. In early 2019, the Working Group and technical team will hold an interim public open house to present back to the community everything that has been heard to date. This will be an additional opportunity for community members to guide and comment on the station area planning.
On July 31st, 2018, the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study first convened a Working Group to begin planning around the four planned Metro-North stations. The group was convened by the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Transportation, and the Department of City Planning. The event included a welcome by the Borough President, DCP Director Marisa Lago, EDC President James Patchett, the MTA, among others, on recent population, jobs and commuting trends in the Borough, as well as an overview of the planning process that members of the Working Group will guide. Working Group members include a mix of local and state elected officials, Community Boards, community institutions and organizations, and housing groups that represent a large variety of community interests in the areas around each station.
View the presentation given by EDC, DOT and DCP. (Updated with corrections to slides 34, 36 and 37)