NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y - With the city embarking on “the most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history,” local officials have laid out a plan to attract young, up-and-coming professionals.
On Thursday, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announced plans for the “Print House,” a complex featuring than 70 small apartment units in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the Metro-North train station - which is poised become “a door to the community, serving as a bridge to the past, as well as the future,” according to developers with RDRXR.
Once completed, the “Print House” will sit on Huguenot Street, just east of the Trump Plaza, across from the New Roc Garage downtown.
Although it’s just a blip on the radar in terms of the comprehensive plan for downtown New Rochelle, Bramson said that attracting Millennials to the city, they can begin ramping up other developments.
“The project’s design, featuring small units, modern style, with lots of shared space for working or socializing, is intended to attract young professionals - and that’s important to New Rochelle,” he noted. “With 71 apartments, the Print House is fairly small int he context of our overall downtown development plan, but it is a welcome addition to the city and good evidence of New Rochelle’s rapidly improving development prospects.”
The pace of downtown development in New Rochelle continues to accelerate. Just a few minutes ago, we celebrated another groundbreaking — this time, for the Printhouse, a 6-story, 71-unit apartment building on Huguenot Street, across from the New Roc City garage.
The building will feature extensive common space, a roof top terrace, residence lounge, and fitness center, plus lots of tech elements — all intended to attract primarily millennial residents.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held today (August 16th) and foundation work is expecting to begin very soon. I plan on sharing photos throughout the construction period up until the point where it is fully completed. While the project isn’t as large as other proposed projects, and others currently under construction, it will make an impact on the city and will provide the area with a bit of character and liveliness.
At this time, renders are a bit scarce… but I will reach out to some representatives in order to try and gather higher resolution variants.