Tomorrow, Thursday 8/4, Meeting to Discuss Parkland Being Taken Away for Development

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Meeting Details:
Thursday, August 4th | 5:30PM – 7PM
Hostos Community College (Savoy Room – 2nd Flr)
120 E. 149th Street & Walton Ave.

PLEASE RSVP HERE!

As we reported several weeks ago, New York City somehow decided that it could take away land mapped and slated for parkland development, which was promised to the community, and now hand it over to developers so that they can construct “affordable” housing along our waterfront.

The lot, now known as Lower Concourse North, is sandwiched between Mill Pond Park and the 145th Street Bridge at 149th Street and was promised as part of the extension to Mill Pond.

The city has issued a request for interest expressions of interest (RFEI) and has stated that they will rezone the lot to accommodate up to a 40 story tower and a 26 story tower on the lot.

Although The Bronx is the greenest borough in all of NYC with 25% of our land dedicated to parkland and open spaces, The South Bronx has one of the worst access to green spaces and every acre added matters and is important for our health and well-being.

Fact is, we can’t breathe concrete!

So come out tomorrow and let folks know how you think this land should be developed, after all, it is public land and yes it was promised and slated for development as park land so you should have a voice in the matter. Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Mill Pond Park map at the park itself shows the southern parcel as part of future expansion of Mill Pond Park.
Mill Pond Park map at the park itself shows the southern parcel as part of future expansion of Mill Pond Park.
NYC Parks includes the extension's 4.7 acres in the total 15 acres of the park. As it stands, only 11.3 acres have been improved as park land.
NYC Parks includes the extension’s 4.7 acres in the total 15 acres of the park. As it stands, only 11.3 acres have been improved as park land.
ZoLa, NYC's zoning and land use site shows the area mapped out as parkland as well. It even categorizes it as open space/recreation
ZoLa, NYC’s zoning and land use site shows the area mapped out as parkland as well. It even categorizes it as open space/recreation

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