The 1996 Comprehensive
Plan for New Rochelle identifies the 5th Ave industrial area for
improvement, citing the following problems: narrow streets, limited
parking, and truck traffic congestion; small parcels of residential
use in a non residential area; and poor access at the Potter/5th
The Plan recommends:
unbuilt streets be combined with underutilized plots to create large
developable sites; the area be used for light industry, commerce,
and public services; and parcels or assembled sites have adequate
access and on-site parking. The area was considered "blighted"
after adoption of a Blight Study by the City Council in 1999; the
study identified only 12.8% of the lots to be in "good"
condition (see Blight Study for more information).
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