ULI New York Provides Development and Connectivity Strategies in University Heights
ULI New York is currently convening a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) at the request of the New York City Department of City Planning in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Volunteer ULI members for the TAP, which is taking place July 23-24, will evaluate the development potential of the Harlem River waterfront sites immediately adjacent to the University Heights Bridge. With the goal of improving pedestrian access and creating a more integrated and complete community, the panel will propose ways to connect the waterfront sites with the Metro-North station and other proximate transit options to the existing upland communities to the east of the Major Deegan Expressway.
This TAP engages the expertise of ULI New York’s volunteer members, a multidisciplinary group of land use and real estate development professionals, to offer recommendations for mixed-use development scenarios that would be feasible for the waterfront sites. Chaired by NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Clinical Associate Professor of Real Estate, Barry F. Hersh, the panel will deliver recommended strategies to Department of City Planning staff and community stakeholders on July 24. The panel’s final recommendations will be released in a full report in late summer 2014.