The Village of Mamaroneck was awarded a $38,500 grant yesterday by the TSTC and One Region Funder's Group for "efforts to promote equitable, sustainable development near the Mamaroneck Metro-North railroad station," said a press release issued by the village.
The TSTC is a non-profit organization that works to reduce dependency on automobiles in the Tri-State area, while the One Region Funder's Group focuses on achieving more sustainable transportation systems.
The grant will fund, in part, a Transit-Oriented Development Study related to development of the area near the train station, that will result in a draft zoning ordinance and form-based code that will support the village's comprehensive plan, according to the release. The study will be performed in conjunction with the
“The ‘Friendly Village’ of Mamaroneck once again is reaping the benefits of cooperation between its residents, not-for-profit organizations and business resulting in this grant award,” said Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum. “Our future development is a necessity to keep the vitality and quality of life we all currently enjoy. This grant awarded for a zoning study near the Village of Mamaroneck Transit Hub improves our development possibilities with the positive environmental goals sought by both the Village and Tri-State Transportation Campaign with the One Region Funders’ Group. Thanks to both for their guidance in this important step forward.”
Four grant winners were chosen from over 40 applications; other winners included $48,000 for the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency in CT; $44,500 for the Town of Brookhaven, NY and $14,000 for the Flushing/Willets Point-Corona-LDC in Queens, NY.
Letters of support were sent in favor of the village application from Congresswoman Nita Lowey, NY State Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, County Legislator Judy Myers, the ,the and Westchester County.