NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.-- New Rochelle's innovative design competition to re-imagine the city's waterfront in the area of Echo Bay has reached Phase II.
The three-part competition focuses on the development of a 2.92 acre plot located at the edge of the downtown on Route 1. The site is on an important promontory overlooking Long Island Sound's Echo Bay and is home to a former naval armory.
In Phase I, a volunteer jury reviewed 28 transformative design submissions through a blind process without identification of the applicant or architect.
Based on criteria ranging from development feasibility to preservation of the site's heritage, the jury narrowed the field to 12 candidates.
"We are delighted with the interest and level of participation this competition has generated," Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon said in a statement. "It is a statement of the importance of our City in the true mosaic that is New York State. New Rochelle is at the right place at the right time."
It is expected that four semi-finalist winners will be announced by Oct. 15 and will be invited to participate in a public presentation of the work to the community.
For additional information on the Echo Bay project, visit http://www.newrochellecompetition.archpaper.com.