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MODEL BLOCK DEVELOPMENT - NEW ROCHELLE - NEW YORK - 2007

Urban design, development, historic preservation (preservation, modernization and renovations) 

Five building where intended as a model for preservation and restoration of historic properties, has triggered economic development and sparked a new spirit of community participation in downtown New Rochelle.

These served as examples for the Facade Renovation Design Standards that were developed and used by the BID in a sister program adopted by the City of New Rochelle. Embolded by the project, owners of participating buildings have turned upper level spaces in residential lofts and commercial tenants have been drawn to long-vacant retail spaces. The ripple effect has led to the renovation of more than 40 storefronts, several small businesses and seven restaurants have opened within the neighborhood and 5,000 square feet of retail space has been leased, increasing day and evening street activity within the block.

Susan Doban Architects PC.

http://www.susandoban.com/