CONSULTING FIRM CHOICE SIGNALS REBUILD OF THE WHITE PLAINS TRANSIT CENTER AND DOWNTOWN CORE

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WPCNR COMMON COUNCIL CHRONICLE-EXAMINER. OCTOBER 6, 2015:

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. was expected to be designated the firm “to provide professional planning, design and engineering services for the White Plains Multimodal Transportation Center Redevelopment Project last night at the regular White Plains Common Council meeting.

The object, the ordinance says is “to transform the existing Multimodal Transportation Center into a more functional and attractive regional transit hub that willmaximize the economic development potential of the both the station area and the downtown core.”

The area of development target is shown below and touches west to the Jefferson Avenue residential section of Battle Hill,  North to the County Center and up a portion of Ferris Avenue and east to Church  Street, south to the White Plains Post Office.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WHITE PLAINS–AREA TARGETED FOR DEVELOPMENT BY CITY IN TRANSPORTATION CENTER REBIRTH

The contract with Parsons is for $794,214, funded by the NYSERDA Cleaner,Greener Communities Program grant that will reimburse the city on the completion of prior steps prior to completion—a Strategic Plan  containing—

“goals and objectives, guiding principles, performance measures, issues and opportunities, alternative development and screening process, overall recommended vision (Editor’s Italics) with early-action, mid-term and long-term strategies, Implementation Plan with phasing/timeline and potential funding sources, stakeholder and public outreach efforts, and project next steps.”

Parsons will as part of the contract create a “Multi-Modal Transportation Center Stakeholder Task Force that will hold six meetings; Public Outreach-contribution of content for the project website hosted by the City of White Plains; two public meetings.

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