The Davids Island Task Force presented their findings to the City Council on Tuesday, October 11. View the Davids Island Study here. Note: due to file size, download may take extra time
The Davids Island Task Force was formed in September 2010 to shape and achieve a vision for Davids Island as both a destination for residents and the surrounding region. It is comprised of city-wide representatives from neighborhood associations, county and adjoining municipalities, the school district, regional environmental groups, as well as experts in sustainable design and development. Following their kick-off meeting in October 2010, the Task Force formed into 2 subcommittees: the Re-use committee, to determine future land use options; and the Current Conditions/Challenges committee, to evaluate existing challenges and conditions at the site.
Davids Island is located in western Long Island Sound, a short distance from the New Rochelle mainland. Approximately 120 acres in size (80 acres upland and 40 under water), the island was formerly home for more than 100 years to Fort Slocum, a United States Army base, until its deactivation and closure in 1966. To date, all buildings- including the water tower- have been removed under the direction of the US Army Corp of Engineers.
For further information, contact Suzanne Reider via email or by phone at 914-654-2023.