There is movement at Echo Bay, site of the long-planned residential and retail development proposed by Forest City Residential.
The New Rochelle City Council has accepted the developers’ final environmental impact statement (FEIS). That doesn’t mean council members have approved it, merely that the statement is complete and the council has received it.
Soon, the public will get its chance to weigh in on it. At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council scheduled a public hearing on the FEIS for July 23. That’s a Tuesday, and it’ll be a busy one. Also on the bill for the evening are three other related public hearings: two regarding zoning amendments that Forest City is seeking and another centered on amending the city’s urban renewal plan.
To review, that’s four Echo Bay-related public hearings on July 23 at City Hall in New Rochelle.
Following the hearings, the city’s Development Office will prepare its finding statement, incorporating comments made in response to the FEIS. Sometime in the fall, that statement will be submitted to the City Council.
Meantime, city officials and Forest City will negotiate a land disposition agreement (LDA), the terms by which the land on which Forest City wants to build would be conveyed from the city to the developer.