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Written by Patricia McDow   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 10:11


What's Happening

In The First District in Yonkers?

Ashburton Avenue Project

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Celebrate The Life of

Steve Whetsone

Proposed Projects

The Proposed ferry terminal which people can travel to New York City

Alexander Street - The City expects that between 1,600 to 2,000 homes and some retail space will be built on this 51 acre site, that includes the former ATI Tank Farm. Most of the community will be for sale, condominiums and town houses. Approximately 2 percent to 25 percent of the development will include market rate rental units.


Greyston Foundation  - is a Yonkers based not for profit organization. Greyston has built their new Bakery located at Alexander Street. Greyston this state of the art bakery is an establishment that we are proud to have in our community.

British architect Will Alsop, according to Architectural Record, "hopes to transform a long-unused power plant along the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, into a sweeping residential complex featuring a museum, restaurant, and park."

The hulking 80,000-square-foot power plant will lose its two smokestacks and gain a large residential tower. A third of the 400 units will be luxury condos and the rest rentals, with some reserved for low-income residents... The $250 million project also calls for adding a contemporary art museum, located in a former switch-house, and a new apartment structure, nicknamed the “magic tower,” with a boxy upper portion balanced on tentacle-like stilts.


This site is a 1.05-acre parcel located at the intersection of Main Street and Hawthorne Avenue, across from the Gazette Building. The design concept includes ground floor retail with office space and live/work rental lofts with support parking on the upper levels. Main Street Lofts, LLC has secured final approvals by the planning board and a ground breaking was held in April 2005 for the 171 residential rental units with 12,000 square feet of ground level retail.  The project's location is close to the Yonkers Metro-North Railroad Station and the Hudson River



A private developer converted an abandoned building into eight live/work rental lofts with first floor retail. The lofts are located on North Broadway, just north of Getty Square.  The lofts are approximately 1,800 square feet and are fully occupied. The ground floor retail space is occupied by ScriptX, a full service pharmacy.


Hudson Park  - Is now open it is the home to 262 new Yonkers residents. In additional visit and dine at the Pier View Restaurant located at the Pier.

Station Plaza - Homes for America Holdings will open in  June 2005, their first tenant will be CitiBank! The 70,000-square-foot office-retail building is located at 86 Main Street.

Trolley Barn - Joni Management is now renting apartments at the old Trolley Barn, this building consist of 40 live-work lofts plus on-street retail-restaurant space. Joe Speizo's  portfolio includes the 8-unit Mercantile Loft building (12-14 North Broadway), the office-restaurant Gazette building (55 Main St.), as well as office-retail 45 South Broadway, a class B building that filled 85 percent of its space within a year of its renovation.

iPark - Formally the home of Otis Elevator and more recently the Port Authority of NY/NJ, this facility was recently acquired by iPark, Yonkers, a Greenwich, CT, based company. Tenants include Kawaski Rail Car, Mercy College, and iCafe. Yonkers is in the process of seeking approval to construct an 80,000 square foot office complex and a 1,200 space car garage.

i.park Parking and Office Building - This project includes the construction of a four level 1,200 car parking structure with a eight-story 150,000 square foot office building.
The design proposed will compliment the design of the newly completed Board of Education and Yonkers Public Library building located at One Larkin Center

The Beczak Environmental Education Center is the only environmental center in all of Westchester County and has its own beach and tidal wetlands for hands on study opportunities.

The Beczak Center was named after Joe Beczak, a Yonkers native and Hudson River enthusiast, and is located in downtown Yonkers, just steps away from Yonkers Metro North train station.

The mission of the Beczak Environmental Education Center is to provide hands-on educational workshops about the ecological, cultural and historic aspects of the unique Hudson River estuary.  School visits and workshops are available from Monday to Friday.


nValley Technology Center - This 116,000 square foot former Purdue Fredrick building was acquired by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (YIDA) in 2001. The YIDA has leased the facility to Alfred Weissman Real Estate. Alfred Weissman Real Estate are currently redeveloping the facility. Located in the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills, this redevelopment is the first of its kind in decades. Future tenants will include Yonkers Empowerment Zone Administrative offices, Empire State Administrative offices, a high-technology incubator, bio-technology facility, financial, accounting and legal offices.

A. Tarricone

A. Tarricone Incorporated(ATI) - Located on the Waterfront on Alexander Street this former petroleum dealer and small tank farm was recently purchased by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency. Given the commercial land-use as a tank farm and petroleum distribution center, it is speculated that surface, soil and groundwater contamination may exist on the site and adjacent properties. The New York State Department of Environmental and Conservation has been enlisted to assist in cleanup and remediation.


This new five-star restaurant, being developed by noted chef Peter X. Kelly (a Yonkers resident) is being constructed on the second floor of the City's historic Victorian Pier.  It will feature 240 seats and promises to be an unrivaled dining experience with panoramic views of the Palisades and the lower Hudson Valley.  In addition to the restaurant, a custard stand will be constructed on the first level to serve commuter visitors to the Pier as well as people utilizing the Esplanade Park and ferry service.

One Larkin Center - The Home of our Yonkers Public Library and Yonkers Board of Education. This assess $81 million building will be refinance and purchased by the City of Yonkers.


A centrally located four-acre plot of land at the intersection of Ashburton and Nepperhan Avenues will be developed under a proposed plan submitted to the City of Yonkers by the St. Joseph Community Housing Corporation. Support from the State Affordable Housing Corporation, Westchester County, and the City of Yonkers are making it possible to provide affordable homes. The housing development, formerly known as Yonkers Green, will be known as Fr. Pat Carroll’s Green


Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc. - Company relocated to the City of Yonkers in 2000. Hudson Scenic Studios Inc. is one of the largest full service production and scenic fabrication companies serving the professional entertainment community. This site was recently purchased by Homes of America, we are looking to see good things come out of this development.

Westchester County Department of Social Services


The Actors Federal Credit Union, representing its NYC acting community membership, has purchased an abandoned building on Hudson Street just west of Riverdale Avenue

The City's Hudson River Esplanade Park offers a continuous riverwalk with magnificent views of the Palisades and New York City’s skyline. Amenities include a performing arts amphitheater, lookout point, the historic Yonkers Recreational Pier, and the Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson.  The meadow located at the parks southern boundary includes a September 11th Memorial Garden and Patriot's Park.  The Park represents the initial section of proposed 4.5-miles of riverwalk stretching from the Bronx to Hastings encompassing the entire waterfront within the City of Yonkers.

The New Yonkers Train Station

Metro-North initiated a $43 million dollar renovation project for the refurbishing of the Yonkers Train Station, and its related infrastructure. The other three train stations in Yonkers are included in the renovations as well. Approximately $35.5 million of the funding was dedicated to refurbishing the Yonkers Train Station.

Metro-North has constructed a new park adjacent to the station, in partnership with the City of Yonkers. This park features the Ella Fitzgerald bronze statue by Vinnie Bagwell. This station, built in the late 1800’s, were designed by the architects Warren and Wetmore, the same architects that designed Manhattan’s Grand Central Station.



Croton Heights the first phase of Hope VI



Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center




Micky's Located at the Yonkers Pier.

Philipsburgh Performing Arts Center

The Millennium Tower project is the construction of a 79-unit apartment building on 1077 Warburton Avenue. The $12 million project will add additional housing overlooking the Hudson River and create 5 new jobs.


Construction of a nursing home by St. John's Riverside Hospital. Michael Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion houses 120 beds and offers a variety of medical, rehabilitation, dietary, therapeutic recreation.


Construction of new 110 parking garage. St. Joseph's is a 194 inpatient bed acute general, medical/surgical and acute psychiatric facility with associated Emergency Department and various Ambulatory Care Programs.

Hope IV

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers will receive a HOPE VI Revitalization grant in the amount of $20,000,000 which will enable the Housing Authority to revitalize the Mulford Gardens public housing development. The plan will reconfigure the site and develop new housing that will utilize traditional architectural and landscape features of residential neighborhoods.


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