A massive development project coming to the Grand Concourse could have a significant adverse impact on the area if it proceeds as it’s now envisioned, according to an environmental consultant for the city.
Last Saturday there were signs of life along the usually desolate Lincoln Avenue waterfront, as residents came to enjoy the open space and cool breezes at the 2nd annual Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Celebration. They demanded the city consider public recreational access as a key part of future development plans.
Officials and local groups are scrambling to keep the city from demolishing historic PS 31 building as the landmarked building on the Grand Concourse continues to crumble,
Arguing that huge city and state subsidies would increase air pollution and disrupt the South Bronx Greenway while bringing few benefits to South Bronx residents, Mott Haven activists asked a public hearing to scuttle the deal to create a new headquarters in Port Morris for the online grocer FreshDirect.