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From the Mayor: Status of Projects Completed and Under Way in the Village PDF Print Email

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By Mary C. Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville


Jul. 31, 2019:  As is custom, this is my last column until post Labor Day.

For that reason, I want to update residents on what projects were undertaken over the summer months, their status, and what will continue into the fall.

Street Paving and Curbing

Paving has been completed on the length of Sagamore Road, all of Parkway Road, both Plateau Circle East and West, Sussex Avenue, and portions of Midland Avenue and Orchard Place. Following the installation of a new gas line by Con Edison, North Road and portions of Forest Avenue and Edgewood Lane will be paved by Labor Day.

Parkway Road Parking Lot

With the sale completed, the village took ownership and the lot now has 70 spaces as a result of the demolition of the abandoned gas station. The walkway to the Metro-North platform is completed as is landscaping. Charging stations and bike racks are still to be added. Residents may use the lot for dining or visiting in the area post commuter hours.

Lighting Near Metro-North Train Station

New teardrop fixtures have been ordered for the area around the west side circle and other locations including the crosswalk near Christ Church. They will be installed by mid-October.

Tennis Court Restoration

The project currently out to bid includes replacement of the hard surface and perimeter fencing for courts four and five and cameras for the surrounding park area.

Traffic improvements

Signal and sidewalk improvements for the intersection of Pondfield Road at Gramatan Avenue are currently out to bid.

New crosswalks, improved signage, and an electronic crosswalk system will be installed at the intersection of Kraft Avenue and Meadow Avenue near St. Joseph’s School.

Sanitary Sewer Repairs

Repairs to sections of the sewer line on Tanglewylde Avenue between Park and Midland will take place in August, necessitating some road closures.

Plantings and Parks

Refurbished planters were placed throughout the business district as a joint project with the Bronxville Beautification Council.

Walkway and lighting design are under way for Bacon Woods Park on Kensington Road.

Trees will be planted in downtown area, when weather permits, as a joint project with the Boulder Ledge Garden Club.

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, partnering with the village, will soon landscape in the area surrounding the Kennedy Memorial and Giving Garden.

Capital Projects – Library and Public Works

We are currently reviewing bids for upgrades to the library’s HVAC system.

Phase I project to relocate salt storage shed, demolish existing shed, and create a new parking area will begin in the fall.

Railroad Underpass

The village will repair and replace on the limited portion that is village owned, including new handrails and sidewalk improvements.

Note:  Two bridge repair projects undertaken by Westchester County are currently in progress (Palmer Road Bridge) or slated to begin (Midland Avenue Bridge over Sprain Brook Parkway – Bronx River Parkway) this fall. We will share start and completion dates as we receive them from the county.

None of the above initiatives would have been possible without the incredible efforts of the village staff, village volunteers, and partnership organizations.

In terms of village government, I think of Labor Day as the start of a new year, so as we close out a chapter, I want to extend enormous thanks to our entire village team – the police department, the department of public works, the office staff, library staff, the Green Committee and Giving Garden group, and all the members of our volunteer committees including my incredibly dedicated fellow trustees.

Without the generous partnering with the Bronxville Beautification Council, the Bronxville Historical Conservancy, and the Boulder Ledge Garden Club, so many of our initiatives would not have been realized this year.

We live in a highly respectful, caring, and supportive community, and I am personally honored and humbled to be a part.

Photo by N. Bower 

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 

 

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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
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Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
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Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
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