The Fordham Road Beautification Project
The Fordham Road Beautification project is a fundamental goal. Fordham Road can transform not only into a beautiful shopping area, but also into an area that gives back and supports its community.
Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan
The Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan is a comprehensive study of Fordham Road’s streetscape initiated by the Fordham Road BID and completed by the architectural firm The RBA Group. The Streetscape Master Plan provides an in-depth analysis on the current conditions of Fordham Road’s streetscape, highlighting both the assets and obstacles. Most importantly, the Master Plan provides a cohesive array of short and long term streetscape improvement projects specifically designed for the Fordham Road corridor.
The Fordham Road BID and The RBA Group collaborated for over five months on the completion of the Master Plan. The Fordham Road community, including business and property owners, were highly recommended to contribute suggestions and concerns for the Master Plan. A public design workshop was held on March 26, 2008 from 6-8PM at the Bronx Library Center to listen to and collect the suggestions of the community. Over 75 people, including local business and property owners, residents, and area community organizations, attended this public design workshop to discuss potential streetscape improvements for Fordham Road. Representatives from the BID and The RBA Group gave a power point presentation on current conditions and potential measures for improvements. All attendees were given surveys to complete and the survey was also made available on the BID’s website.
Copies of the Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan will be distributed to relevant City agencies and local government representatives. The BID will begin to implement some of the key short term development projects outlined in the Master Plan while simultaneously seeking funds for the long term projects. A full copy of the Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan is available on this website by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions about the Master Plan, please contact the Fordham Road BID (718-562-2104).
The Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan was made possible through grants and contributions from The New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Councilman Joel Rivera, NYC Department of Small Business Services and Fordham University.
FORDHAM PLAZA REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Fordham Plaza Redevelopment Project has begun and will gladly bring new life to the area. For more information, visit NYCEDC
A sketch of the projected Fordham Plaza after revitalization
Bryan Park Restoration Project
The BID has partnered with Bank of America and Councilman Joel Rivera to bring color and beauty to Bryan Park in the stages of the Bryan Park Restoration Project. The Bryan Park Restoration is finally complete so stop by and check out the beautiful new public park!
Future phases of the Bryan Park Restoration Project are possible through generous funding support given by the Bronx Borough President’s office and Councilman Joel Rivera.
Creston Avenue, The BID has developed Muller Park to be more useful for pedestrians with accessibility to chairs, tables and umbrellas. Still a work in progress, Muller Park is a venue for BID events.
Florals on Grand Concourse
Planters have added flowers and other plants along Grand Concourse. These new additions are meant to make the busy intersection a little more personable and vibrant with colors and nature.
Changes to 188th Street
188th & E. Fordham has underwent drastic changes in recent years! The new installments of benches and tree guards has transformed this space into a more relaxing and appealing area for shoppers. The fundamentals of this project spurred from the The Fordham Road Streetscape Master Plan.
City Benches and Trash Cans
The BID is continuing to make major improvements to the streetscape with the installation of city benches and trash cans. Trash include the BID logo and an anti-litter message. Do your part to help us keep Fordham Road clean!