DNAinfo: Bronx Borough Prez Calls for New Rail Yard Development Near Lehman College

February 5, 2016 12:54 pm In the News

By Eddie Small

THE BRONX — A rail yard by Lehman College could be the ideal site for mixed-income housing, new retail space and an expansion of the school’s campus, according to a new report from the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Diaz announced in his 2015 State of the Borough address that his office would study the feasibility of building platforms over three Bronx rail yards operated by the MTA: 149th Street in Mott Haven, the 1 train yards that connect Riverdale and Kingsbridge, and the Concourse Yard next to Lehman College.

Although his office found that the 149th Street and 1 train yards were not ideal spots for construction at this time, the report stated that the Concourse Yard “likely represents the greatest potential for mixed-use development of any piece of public land in the borough.”

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