Echo Bay critics sound off by Mark Lungariello.
Robert Cox, who runs the New Rochelle blog Talk of the Sound, said the 5 acres of parkland would be on a mud flat near a sewage treatment facility, not the most ideal kayaking site.
“It’s a fantastical notion that this is going to turn into an oasis down there,” he said. “I just don’t really see that the endgame has really been thought through and I don’t think we’re going to be getting what’s in these pictures.”
Cox was among more than 50 residents who spoke at a four-hour public hearing July 23 on the development, where emotions ran high and a vocal group of opposition called for the City Council to reject Forest City’s proposal and open a new bidding process.
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