With New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization continuing as part of the “the most ambitious redevelopment in city history,” a new hotel may be heading to Cedar Street.
Developers have proposed a new hotel downtown on Cedar Street - with a design similar to that of the High Line, according to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson - which would sit adjacent to I-95 at the site of the former Don Conqui and Got Soul restaurants.
The proposal includes 225 rooms, along with dining and other amenities for residents and visitors to utilize. It would be “in an ultra-modern tower rising above a rehabbed historic structure at the base.”
During their proposal to the City Council on Wednesday night, the developers also proposed enhancing the appearance and pedestrian accessibility of Garden Street to better connect the site to the downtown and train station.
Officials said that the proposal is in its infancy, and there are “plenty of steps ahead,” including a review of zoning in the area, an environmental impact study, as well as traffic and parking analysis.
“Given the prominence of its location, one of the most visible in our entire city, the project would have a dramatic - and I think positive - effect on perceptions of New Rochelle,” Bramson added. “It’s also a great example of how the successful execution of our downtown development plan is generating buzz about New Rochelle as a whole.”
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