The City of New Rochelle has taken steps in recent years that have affected the quality-of-life for its residents and have had a dramatic effect on the physical appearance of the City. Downtown New Rochelle has seen high-rise buildings grow out of the ground, the construction of the first urban park built by the County of Westchester
in decades, and improvements to the streetscape to create a more pedestrian atmosphere for all to enjoy.
A five- to 10-minute walk east on U.S. Route 1 takes you within feet of the proposed Echo Bay Project
, located on Long Island Sound in an area that has historically been used for industrial purposes. It is the City's intention to create a walkable community in this area with retail shops, open space, and mixed residential uses just a short walk from downtown.
Other areas of the City are also seeing an insurgence of activity from new townhomes on Pelham Road to luxury single-family homes in the North End.