NYBG Requests Proposals for Mixed-Use Development Near Its Landmark Site

Project Could Include Residential, Retail, and Hotel Components As Part of Community-based Vision for Economic Redevelopment of Webster Avenue Corridor Bronx, NY— Marking an important milestone in the growth and development of its Bronx neighborhood, The New York Botanical Garden announced today that it is seeking proposals from developers to build a major mixed-use project…

Governor Cuomo Announces First Solar Schools Project at the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx

Governor Cuomo’s K-Solar Program Increases Use of Renewable Energy in Schools Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state’s first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo’s Agenda on MWBE Procurement

“Today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo is welcome news. As a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, I’ve worked with the governor on a number of MWBE-related issues. This includes including streamlining MWBE certification standards between the City and State, expanding government MWBE procurement goals and greater access to SBA loans. “We need a consistent…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Planning Commission RE: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing & Zoning for Quality and Affordability

Good morning. I am here today to testify in opposition to the pair of zoning text amendments that have been put forward by this administration and the Department of City Planning, known together as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” (ZQA) and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” (MIH). These text amendments pose an abundance of concerns and questions…