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7/2/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metro-North to advance transit-oriented development project in Harrison


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MTA Metro-North Railroad and the town/village of Harrison, N.Y., recently agreed on a framework to jointly advance development work near Harrison Station.

The concept for the downtown revitalization project, unveiled a year ago, calls for transforming the current commuter parking lots near the station into residential, retail and municipal buildings, pedestrian plazas, a new parking structure and streetscape improvements. The 3.3-acre parcel is owned by Metro-North.

Under the recent agreements, the town and agency will complete a title report and land survey of the parcel, surrounding neighborhood and station this summer. An environmental assessment and geotechnical investigation will be completed shortly thereafter. In addition, Metro-North and the village will complete draft zoning and design guidelines. The agency plans to seek potential developers in about six months, then select a developer with the village within 13 months, Metro-North said.


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