these past months there have been some pretty strong signals that NYCFC’s home will indeed be the South Bronx.

The development team behind the stadium proposal — which includes Jorge Madruga’s Maddd Equities and Eli Weiss’ Joy Construction — plans to close on six parcels in the Highbridge section of the Bronx for $54 million, the New York Times reported earlier this month. The various properties along River Avenue and the Harlem River waterfront will be redeveloped into a 25,000-seat soccer stadium, a hotel and mixed-use residential buildings. The sites include six under-utilized parking lots and garages that the city set aside as parking for the new Yankee Stadium in 2009, as well as the GAL Manufacturing elevator parts factory on East 153rd Street.

Although the development team and the city have kept the details of the project under wraps, the city has admitted that the undertaking will require a large-scale rezoning of the area. The rezoning opens up the opportunity for the neighborhood to look at potential community benefits, including new public space, a better experience for pedestrians, more street-level retail, and infrastructure upgrades.


Really wish they went with the pier 40 proposal a few years back.

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Nah the bronx could use a project like this

Will this be payed for by taxpayers like the Mets stadium?

Taxpayers didn’t pay a penny for Citifield (or for the new Yankee Stadium, for that matter). They did pay for infrastructure improvements around both facilities, however, but those improvements (rail stations, roadways, etc.) aren’t exclusively used by the sports teams, obviously.


Ew, they’re holding this up because they want more surface parking spots? Have we learned nothing from LA!? Why not use the money to improve the local subway station or create more dedicated bus lanes?


Where are they going to even put these new parking spots?

Also as the article notes the current amount of parking spots is more than the actual usage so a reduction of parking would make sense.