Westchester County and the City of Yonkers Envision @ $20 Million Waterfront Park in the Ludlow Section of Yonkers
By JOHN BAILEY

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John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor.

YONKERS, NY — June 10, 2021 — Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano took center stage when announcing a $20 Million Waterfront Park whose development cost will be shared equally by Westchester County and the City of Yonkers. The Waterfront Park Will border the majestic Hudson River. The project is anticipated to take between approximately 2 1/2 to 4 years from yesterday’s announcement to final buildout. The imagery envisions a watersports venue situated alongside an adjacent amphitheater.

Mayor Mike Spano advised that Yonkers would acquire the All County Bus complex that currently is adjacent to the County-owned land shown in Mr. Alvarado’s video. The bus lot takes up approximately 90% of the planned site. Across the street from the park is a visual arts production studio and other industrial and office businesses.

The Google aerial view of the site envisioned for the future waterfront park situated in the Ludlow Park section of Yonkers, NY.

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The Ludlow Park site announced yesterday will begin by creating a green space immediately north of the Yonkers Water Treatment Plant and extend northward along the Hudson River shoreline displacing the present Westchester County School Bus depot to another venue not yet revealed. Thei buildout will eventually come to border the Domino Sugar Plant.

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The Hudson River access is estimated to be approximately 2,000 feet distant from Federal Street, the gate to the Domino Sugar plant entrance to the Westchester County Wastewater plant at 1 Fernbrook Street.

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano shares how the vision to create the park came about.

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Westchester County Board Legislator José Alvarado (LD-17) describes the anticipated construction the new waterfront tap will demand. 

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Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Corazon Pineda-Isaac (District 2), spoke to the neighborhood’s need for the project.

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Plans for what could be a Westchester Riviera or a ” Playland West”were announced by County Executive George Latimer yesterday morning, delaring Westchester County would fund $10 Million of a $20 Million Hudson-side park that would run about a 1/3 of a mile on a 9 acre stretch of Hudson River shoreline between overgrown county owned property just above the Yonkers Westchester Wastewater Treatment plant and run north to the Domino Sugar Plant from 1 Fernbrook Street where the wastewater plant is situated to 1 Federal Street (the entrance to the Domino Sugar Plant.

The park is to be created, Mayor Mike Spano of Yonkers said would be accomplished by Yonkers acquiring the All County Bus complex that currently is adjacent to the County-owned land shown in Mr. Alvarado’s video. The extent of the bus lot takes up roughly 90% of the planned site. Across the street from the park is a visual arts production studio and other industrial and office businesses. It is a heavily industrialized area, similar to Westmoreland Avenue in White Plains.

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A special thank you to White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor John Bailey who kindly covered the press conference yesterday while I was under medical care yesterday.

TribuneWestchester County and the City of Yonkers Envision @ $20 Million Waterfront Park in the Ludlow Section of Yonkers
By JOHN BAILEY

Comments 10

  1. Will they be charging $5.00 to sit and park by the water like at the Marina? At least they are investing money into this area. The Marina is a disgrace. Just one big parking lot with broken benches. All for $5.00! Hastings, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, beautiful grounds, benches, picnic tables and NO fees and CLEAN!

    1. I am embarrassed to say I have not heard from him since he gained employment. Shame on him. It it that difficult to celebrate the men and women that keep fire and other concerns at bay? The last FC was silent for years. perhaps this one will not be as mute as the last carpetbagger. – Kindly, Hezi

    2. City has a employment booth set up in the middle of Ghetto Sq.
      Taking applications for F.F. and Police openings.
      Free kool-aid drinks and live rap music .

  2. The County Executive and Yonkers Strong Mayor.( Two career Politicians.) Should work on correcting the many decades sewage treatment stench. That’s what the constituents want in this working class district in Southwest Yonkers. The current proposal is idiotic and election year politics at it’s worst.

  3. A waterfront Park proposal at this time makes no sense. We are a state and country in a period of uncertainty and inflation. This is a re-election year sound bite for the do nothing County Executive. Here’ s an elected official who’s done nothing to hire people from established Civil Service Lists, but you have to pay a monetary fee to compete. His office and hold over Commissioner do nothing about this.(There reform silence is deafening.)

  4. A story of how these absolute ‘do-nothings’, plan to use your tax dollars to ‘buy’ your votes for Alvarado and Pineda-Isaac. They have no shame!

    1. Pineda-Issacs appears in the video and she is a prime example of whats wrong with Westchester and Yonkers- given a no-show job with Westchester County so that Latimer can placate the Hispanic population-simply disgraceful.

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