NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The design competition to re-imagine New Rochelle's Echo Bay waterfront area has entered its final phase with the selection of four semi-finalists.
The architectural designs will be on display on the first floor at City Hall beginning on Thursday, Oct. 24 and will be available for viewing through Friday, Nov. 15 during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The four semifinal designs came from Archi-Techtonics, CDR Studio, Hariri & Hariri Architects and SHoP Architects.
The proposals were reviewed and judged according to six basic principles:
1. Encourage redevelopment of this unique property and highlight its distinctive waterfront features and the structural elements of its significant buildings;
2. Activate a currently underutilized site for the benefit of the public's enjoyment;
3. Complement and enhance the ongoing revitalization of the New Rochelle shoreline;
4. Honor the site's heritage;
5. Exhibit architectural excellence; and
6. Provide development feasibility.
"The proposals are unique and dynamic, each offering a glimpse into a wonderful future for this significant site," Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon said in a statement. "We invite the public to come to City Hall, and view them firsthand. Leave a comment in the Suggestion Box, we welcome your input."
The winner of the contest will be announced in December.