City of Yonkers purchases land for waterfront park


New York Construction Report staff writer

The City of Yonkers has agreed to purchase almost three acres of land from Anthony Mauro to build Ludlow Park, a joint project between the city and Westchester County.

“Yonkers residents deserve riverside park access the same way that all Westchester residents do – and this key initiative in conjunction with the city will expand that access,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer said in a statement. “With this new announcement by the Mayor, I am looking forward to implementing our shared vision, and more importantly, seeing the enjoyment it will bring to the residents of Ludlow Park and beyond.”

The city and the county each plan to contribute $10 million toward the project.

The land, purchased for $13 million, is located north of a county wastewater treatment facility, about a mile from downtown.

“With the purchase of this land, southwest Yonkers will once again regain access to our most precious asset, the Hudson River,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.

Councillors say green space is much needed, for residents living with a wastewater treatment facility in their neighborhood.

“I am thrilled to know this waterfront access in southwest Yonkers will become a reality,” stated Yonkers City Councilmember, Corazon Pineda-Isaac, District 2. “Not only will this waterfront park be a benefit for current Ludlow Park residents, but it will also attract others to the waterfront in southwest Yonkers and add open, green space in a much-needed area.”

The site currently serves as a private bus depot.


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