Vol. 16, No.21  Oct. 23  - Nov. 5, 2003


Public Meeting on Armory Nov. 19


On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Borough President Adolfo Carrion will host a public meeting to discuss community ideas for developing the Kingsbridge Armory. From 9 to 11 a.m., the public will finally get to voice their preferences and concerns for the redevelopment of the vacant structure.

"We felt it was important that the public had an opportunity to comment," said Arlene Mukoko, a spokeswoman for Carrion. The borough president's office called for the meeting and members of the Economic Development Corporation -- the city agency overseeing the project -- will be in attendance. 

The city will issue an RFP (request for proposals) this fall for bidders to develop the armory. Local politicians and city officials held a closed-door meeting earlier this month to voice their own preferences for the project and many of them prioritized including public schools in the redevelopment. 

Mukoko said that, to her knowledge, this would be the last meeting on the armory before the RFP is drafted.

The public meeting will be held at the Bronx Overall Economic Development 
Corporation (BOEDC) office, located at 198 E. 161st Street (Suite 201).

For more information, call the borough president's office at (718) 590-3500.

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