NEW ROCHELLE | Development News

There are plans to demolish the defunct Blessed Sacrament school and replace it with an 8-story apartment building.

Because the sale hasn’t been completed, the Archdiocese and the developer declined comment. Blessed Sacrament Parish also declined comment.

The developer has plans to build 338 apartments with an accompanying underground garage and a parish center on the 2.23-acre property, according to the developer’s application to the city.


A few updates from New Rochelle:

The fencing is up at 277 North, so it seems demo is pending.

The containers are stacking up on Garden Street to be installed at New Ro Studios.

They removed the asbestos paint at 14 LeCount before demo.

National Grid is considering a gas moratorium, like ConEd. This one would affect LI, Staten Island, Brooklyn & Queens. Check out Fios1, Ray Raimundo piece here:


And just like that New Ro Studios on Burling Lane has gone vertical today. We received this photo from ELD properties at 7:30pm tonight and hope to get some video later in the week. Check out our progress photo sequence on this project on our website here:


John went to New Ro Studios today and took photos/video of three boxes being installed. The Pennsylvania company sent their own expert crew who made it look so easy. Weather was a bit of a factor. They hope to install in 10 days. You can see the kitchen and piping. You can see our photo series here:
Video in progress.


Part 3 of the gas moratorium series by @ RayTheNewsman at @ FiOS1NewsLHV – Ray interviews pipeline protesters as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge. …

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We put together a 1-ish minute video that shows 3 prefab boxes being installed over 1.5 hours. The ELD Properties brought in the team from Professional Builders Systems ( from Pennsylvania to do the install and they made it look easy.

This is an artist live-work project with “73 studio apartments below market rate, a rooftop music performance space, an art gallery lobby and 3,000 square feet of artist work space in the basement.”

It looks like there is a deal to lift the Westchester gas moratorium, but the moratorium will likely continue for 4 more years. In the meanwhile, in New Rochelle, they are installing new gas lines now downtown.


Almost wrapped up at New Ro Studios. Photos taken 5/1/19.

@karenhessel - Feel free to use these for your site, just please credit me :blush:


More New Ro Studios pics from today, 5/2/19.


Can anyone comment on the life expectancy of modular multi-family buildings? How long are they expected to last? Thanks,

reveal for 25 Maple. Kind of looks like a school IMO, but it’s residential

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I’m not sure what they’re doing with their site but we can easily break it by hotlinking images :rofl::rofl: I did see the renderings prior to your post though. Looks decent.

The agenda for next week’s planning board meeting is up… we’ve got some familiar projects coming up to bat, as well as one major modification.

Under Site Plan Approval & Public Hearing

  • 24 Maple Avenue | 8 FLOORS (DO-3)
  • 14 Lecount Place | 27 x 2 FLOORS (DO-2)
  • 115 Cedar Street | 24 FLOORS (LI-hotel)

Under Discussion Items

  • 316 Huguenot Street | 14 FLOORS (DO-2)
  • 8 Westchester Place | 7 FLOORS (DO-2)
  • 339 Huguenot Street | 28 FLOORS (DO-2)

339 Huguenot is the one to watch. If anyone remembers, this property was already included in a dual 14-story tower project which would sit on two city owned parking lots. It seems like that is no longer the case. In the agenda, it states this new project sits on Block 437, lots 1 & 3… which would give it the footprint below.

However, that lot seems pretty tiny for a 28 story tower… in the last iteration of the 327 / 339 Huguenot project, we saw two 14-story towers along with 33 Centre Avenue being developed as a parking garage. Perhaps this new tower includes a parking setup similar to 587 Main / 360 Huguenot. That would eliminate the need for an external garage. I would bet that the footprint for the whole project would also include 33 Centre for those reasons. But, that’s pure speculation. If this goes through, we will have two 28 story towers within the same area.

We’ll just have to see!


They are working on the 2nd floor of the the Rockwell on North Avenue, even working on Memorial Day Saturday. Check out our drone shot from today.

More photos of the project can be found here:


Families have begun to move in at Watermark Pointe. It is a gorgeous location –


From the official press release;

So far, 23 projects – totaling 6 million square feet and 4,000+ housing units – have been approved, and 11 are already under construction. With the residential component of the downtown revitalization effort well underway, the City is now looking to attract commercial space and other nonresidential development. As part of the next phase of development, they aim to attract the construction of approximately 1.8M sf of new office space in the downtown area.

I smell a very large tower cooking up :thinking:


NEW ROCHELLE | 11 Lawton Street | EST. 605 FT + ? | 48 FLOORS + 23 FLOORS

No more speculation! We’ve got our first details on the largest development project to occur in Downtown New Rochelle, and it’s got an interesting twist to it. An application was sent to the city and the information has appeared via the eProperty Portal.

11 Lawton Street will be the location of the new 48-story, 605 FT. tower, with a separate 23-story hotel.

Proposed new mixed-use building consisting of two levels below grade, 48 stories above grade plus mechanical equipment bulkhead will contain 596 dwelling units (453 rental + 143 for sale). Included in the below grade levels as well as the above grade podium levels will be 621 parking spaces in an automated garage. Retail will be provided at the 1st Floor. Residential units start on the 5th Floor. Residential amenities will be provided on the 31st Floor for the exclusive use of the residents.

Located on the same lot and part of the same mixed use structure is a separate 23 story hotel tower containing 228 rooms. The hotel rooms start on the 5th Floor. The podium of the hotel will preserve and incorporate the majority of an existing structure, the former National City Bank of New Rochelle, which will be converted into a hotel lobby and restaurant. The 23 story hotel tower will have one below grade level.

Since it has appeared so early within the month, it’s obvious that this will make an appearance at the Planning Board meeting later this month.


thanks for the report! This sounds absolutely MASSIVE. 600 units? That’s likely going to come along with a good chunk of affordable space too. What is it, at least 10%? But to get to the max height there will probably be more.


Amazing news


Yes, at least 10%, but I believe there is an option to pay into a fund instead of offering affordable housing. I’m not sure what the plan is, we’ll just have to wait to hear more. Very excited to see how this bad boy looks! This will be Westchester’s tallest building once completed. New Rochelle already has the tallest residential tower, a.k.a the second Avalon tower.

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