New Rochelle Residents Share Their Vision for the LINC Park

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 6, 2023) — The City of New Rochelle recently hosted two public design workshops to gather community feedback about the LINC, a new park coming to Memorial Highway. The workshops on March 4th and 6th were facilitated by three consulting firms: Karp Strategies, Starr Whitehouse, and VHB.

Workshop participants shared their insights and preferences on design choices across twelve elements, from plants and paths to playgrounds and adult fitness. The overwhelming majority of workshop participants were in support of the LINC and felt that this new park will have positive impacts on the community.

Participants are excited to have more green space, especially flexible space that can be used differently. Respondents would also like to see a wide variety of community events coupled with economic opportunities for small businesses, particularly POC-owned businesses, and the local workforce. Top concerns include project-related impacts on traffic and safety.

Many participants felt that public art for the LINC should be created by local artists and should be reflective of the community today and historically. Participants are particularly interested in seeing sculptures and mosaics on the LINC.

Preliminary designs of the LINC will be shown at upcoming summer street events, such as Juneteenth on June 19th at City Hall and Taste of Union on Union Avenue July 22nd. Stop by the New Rochelle Department of Development booth to share your thoughts with us and help further shape the park’s design!

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