Waterfront Gateway Design Competition Registration Deadline Extended to July 30
The online registration deadline for the City of New Rochelle’s “Waterfront Gateway Design Competition” has now been extended to July 30. All entrants must register and can obtain detailed information at www.newrochellecompetition.archpaper.com. The submission due date remains August 5, 2013; however, all parties must be registered online by the July 30 deadline in order to submit a proposal.
The goal of the Waterfront Gateway Design Competition, launched on June 20, is to re-imagine the City’s waterfront and downtown communities in the area of Echo Bay. The three-part competition focuses on the development of a 2.92 acre plot located at the edge of the downtown on Route 1. Adjacent to residential neighborhoods, the site is located on an important promontory overlooking Long Island Sound's Echo Bay and is currently home to a former naval Armory.
The Waterfront Gateway Design Competition seeks creative and innovative proposals for the design, planning, and re-imaging of the site, as well as two adjacent parcels on Echo Bay. It is anticipated that the winning proposal, which will be selected by a high-profile jury of architects, planners, and public officials, will become the basis for the development of the site.
“We believe this is the most important competition to take place in Westchester County in many years,” said Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon. “We look forward to receiving unique and innovative proposals that will activate this currently underutilized site while honoring its heritage.”
Detailed information about the competition can be found at www.newrochellecompetition.archpaper.com. On line registration is $100 per entry and closes July 30, 2013. Project submissions are due August 5, 2013. The winner will be announced December 11, 2013.