Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment: Not so fast

(Credit: Urbanite)

Community activists want their voices heard before plans are finalized to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

A group called the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance is heading to City Hall at noon Thursday to make their case. The group, which represents churches, community groups and unions, wants a say in the negotiations on the armory's future, the alliance has said.

Right now, preliminary plans for the site call for retail development that would create 2,000 jobs.

The alliance wants to ensure any jobs pay a living wage and that new businesses won't displace old ones, a member of the group said. Another grievance is that the group wants new schools to be built as part of any development plan, which they say the city promised them.

-- Garett Sloane

Photo via paul rush nyc walks on flickr

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