South Bronx

Jobs and Economic Development

Sufficient retail space will be provided to enable residents of the Sheridan footprint and the surrounding community to access a rich variety of high quality goods and services. A strategy must be developed to attract and retain supermarkets, bookstores, and other desired uses, and to support locally-owned enterprises that meet community needs. -Community Redevlopment Principles …

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Better Truck Access to Hunts Point & a Better Quality of Life for Local Residents

The State Department of Transportation has been trying to make truck access to Hunts Point easier, and is now looking at two final options. One of these options removes the Sheridan Expressway and the other retains it, but both options create a new exit from the Bruckner into Hunts Point. The Southern Bronx River Watershed …

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What is the Sheridan Expressway?

If you don’t live or work in the Bronx, you may not even be aware that the Sheridan Expressway exists. In the early 1960s, Robert Moses conceived the Sheridan as yet another option for drivers traveling between New York City and New England. His intended route would have extended from the Bruckner Expressway, up the …

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Housing on the Sheridan Footprint: What Makes Housing (Un)Affordable?

Housing development costs: Land (acquisition, cleanup, infrastructure) Hard costs (construction) Soft costs (construction loan interest, fees, insurance, profits). Total development costs (avg.) $300,000 per dwelling unit. What makes housing (un)affordable? Total development costs (avg.) $275,000 per dwelling unit. To finance this cost over a 30­year term, a developer would pay about $14,400 per year. So …

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