Local Officials & BOEDC Team Up with Equity One to Recruit Bronx Residents
Major Kingsbridge Development Expected to Create Hundreds of New Jobs
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council Member G. Oliver Koppell, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and Bronx Community Board #8 have announced that their offices, along with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, will join with Equity One to recruit potential construction-related employees for their forthcoming commercial development, Broadway Plaza, at Broadway and West 230th Street in Kingsbridge.
Equity One is seeking resumes from talented qualified building tradesman who live in Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge Heights and the north Bronx who are currently unemployed. Interested parties will be able to drop off their resumes at the offices of each of these officials and the BOEDC. In addition, the BOEDC will be hosting a job fair to solicit applicants, the details of which will be released in the near future.
“I’m thrilled that this important site will soon become the home to several new, top-notch stores. The Broadway Plaza development is a major step forward for the Kingsbridge commercial corridor, and will serve as a new retail hub for the northwest Bronx while creating much needed jobs along the way. I encourage qualified Bronx residents to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for these jobs. My office looks forward to working with the BOEDC, Equity One and the New York City Economic Development Corporation to bring this project to life as we continue to provide Bronxites with job opportunities," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
“We greatly appreciate all that the Bronx Borough President’s office and other elected officials have done to move this project forward. We are strong believers in the benefits that urban retail development can bring to local residents and view this as the first of many steps we will take to make sure we have engaged the community during the development,” said Jeffrey S. Olson, CEO of Equity One, Inc.
“I am pleased to join in the effort being made by the developers of Broadway Plaza at 230th Street and Broadway to promote local hiring by having my district office at 3636 Waldo Avenue in Riverdale serve as a collection point at which those seeking employment at the construction site can drop off resumes,” said City Council Member G. Oliver Koppell.
"The development of Broadway Plaza is another major step in the revitalization of the Kingsbridge shopping district. I am pleased that Equity One is working closely with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., BOEDC, my office and others to increase employment opportunities in our community and throughout the Bronx,” said Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.
“I congratulate the developers of Broadway Plaza at 230th Street and Broadway for prioritizing the hiring of Bronxites and members of the local community," said Senator Gustavo Rivera. "It is important for us in the Bronx to be a model of what responsible development should look like not only in this borough but throughout New York City."
“The development of the Broadway Plaza site is an exciting opportunity to bring new retail and businesses to the Kingsbridge area and to the residents of the Northwest Bronx. This is a huge win for our community and the BOEDC is looking forward to working with Equity One to put our people back to work. This new development is a sign of the continuing resurgence in our economy and the economic potential of the Kingsbridge community,” said Marlene Cintron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.
“I am very proud that Community Board #8 is now a center of job creation in the Bronx. We thank Equity One for their investment in our Broadway neighborhood and for their commitment to best public benefit of all, jobs for Bronx residents. After a 12 year investment in this project, Community Board #8 now sees its hard work and dedication paying off. Thanks to the teamwork between Equity One, Bronx elected officials, BOEDC, and NYEDC and our Community board, a brighter economic future for our area is on the horizon,” said Robert Fanuzzi, chairman of Bronx Community Board #8.
Those interested in being considered for employment by trade contractors for the construction of Broadway Plaza should deliver their resume to one of the following locations:
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Attn: Marlene Cintron, Bronx County Building
851 Grand Concourse Suite 123, Bronx, NY 10451
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
3107 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463
City Councilman G. Oliver Koppell
3636 Waldo Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463
Bronx Community Board #8
5676 Riverdale Avenue Suite 100, Bronx, NY 10471
Resumes should be delivered no later than January 15, 2013.
Broadway Plaza is scheduled to be completed and opened by the end of 2014. There will be approximately 300 new jobs, including full-time and part-time hires.