NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a Memorandum of Understanding that would relocate the City’s aged and outdated Public Works facility from prime waterfront property in the City’s East End to two locations near I-95.
The majority of the Public Works bureaus would be moved to a new 130,000 square foot enclosed Operations Center located at 70 Nardozzi Place, a parcel located adjacent to Costco. The Sanitation Bureau would be located nearby on Beechwood Avenue, the City’s current leaf transfer site. The cost of completion for both sites is estimated at $30 million.
“The new City Yard will enable us to deliver essential public works services efficiently and effectively for decades to come,” said Mayor Noam Bramson. “At the same time, we will be freeing up valuable waterfront property- inaccessible to the public for over a century- for higher and better use.”
The new Operations Center at 70 Nardozzi Place will occupy the bottom floor of a five story commercial building through a public-private partnership agreement and long term lease.
“Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our staff and departments of Development and Public Works, this agreement will bring our Public Works operations into the 21st century, at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers,” noted City Manager Charles B. Strome, III.
DPW Acting Commissioner Scott Pickup added, “Our staff will have upgraded facilities, our equipment will be better preserved and protected, and our residents will reap the benefits in improved delivery. It’s a win for all.”