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"In consideration of an all-river Greenway route should continue under the auspices of Bronx Community Board 8 in cooperation with local residents, community groups, elected officials, government agencies, the affected rail companies and any other stakeholders:
Residents of Bronx Community Board 8 support a Hudson River Greenway extending from Spuyten Duyvil to Yonkers, providing runners, walkers, people with disabilities, cyclists and others an enjoyable riverfront experience with a superb view of the Palisades, as well as access to the Greenway to the north and the Greenway to the south, so that a continuous Greenway runs from Manhattan to Westchester;
Bronx Community Board 8 has resolved that consideration of an all-river Greenway route should continue under the auspices of Bronx Community Board 8 in cooperation with local residents, community groups, elected officials, government agencies, the affected rail companies and any other stakeholders;
Bronx Community Board 8 desires to continue the consideration of an all river Greenway route in an efficient, transparent and inclusive manner;
It is resolved that a Special Committee be created to hold public meetings and report to the Community Board its findings and recommendations, if any, on the creation of an all river Greenway route; that the Special Committee be comprised of three members who shall be Robert Bender, Philip Friedman and Laura Spalter; and that the Special Committee shall select a Chairperson by majority vote of its three members;
The Special Committee is to be discontinued immediately following the next Annual Board elections (June 2015) unless it is specifically continued either by resolution of the Board or by public declaration of the newly elected chairperson, which declaration shall be recorded in the minutes."
Housing New York - A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan
Mayor de Blasio's Housing plan for New York City.
BXCB8 Greenway Effort
Article from NY Daily News, Page 32, dated Dec 11, 2014
Adopted 197-a Plan by Bronx Community Board 8 in 2003 called:
CD 8 2000: A River to Reservoir Preservation Strategy
In 2003 City Planning Commission and the City Council approved the comprehensive plan submitted by Bronx Community Board 8 pursuant to Section 197a of the City Charter. The plan covers the entire community district, including the neighborhoods of Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil and Van Cortlandt Village. It also includes one of the city's four Special Natural Area Districts, designated in the Zoning Resolution to guide development in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
See the plan (in PDF)
Review the City Planning site (in PDF)
See City Planning Commission Report (in PDF)