New Rochelle Model Development Block — New Rochelle BIDNew Rochelle, NY
Conceived as a model for preservation and restoration of historic properties, this five building project has triggered economic development and sparked a new spirit of community participation in downtown New Rochelle. The BID provided $250,000 in matching grants to the building owners and CPC provided low-interest finance options. Doban Architecture developed renovation and restoration solutions that dramatically revealed the underlying historical richness of the five buildings chosen to participate. These transformed properties then served as examples for the Facade Renovation Design Standards that were developed by Doban Architecture and used by the BID in a sister program. Emboldened by the project, owners of participating buildings have renovated upper level spaces into residential lofts and commercial tenants have been drawn to long-vacant retail spaces.
Preservation League of New York Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2007