Monday, August 22, 2005

Bronx Residents Hold Press Conference and Community Wide Meeting to Address Three Major Redevelopments for the Southwest Bronx


Press Conference - On Wednesday, August 24, 2005, 11:00 AM, the Bronx Voices for Equal Inclusion (BVEI), a coalition of Bronx community leaders and residents, will hold a Press Conference on the steps of the Bronx Supreme Courthouse to address the proposed development of three major projects in the Bronx: The new Yankee Stadium; Bronx Terminal Market/Gateway Center, and Waterfront Projects.
At the Press Conference members of BVEI will voice specific concerns relating to these projects, including environmental/health, residents and merchants inconveniences/displacement, jobs and procurement opportunities for Bronx residents and general lack of transparency between developers and the public. BVEI members will present its position on these projects, and will express their desire to develop a Community Benefits Agreement that will address mitigation to these concerns.

Community Wide Meeting –On Saturday, August 27, 2005, 10:00 AM –12:00 PM, NAC/BVEI will host its second community-wide meeting to publicize community concerns and educate residents about the developments. A major goal of this event is to increase transparency and advocacy for a more community-focused development process.

The Community Meeting will be held at SCAN-NY, located in Mullaly Park, 40 East 164th Street and Jerome Avenue.