Vita Nuova with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization created a ten-step “Restoration Roadmap” for redeveloping the Westchester Avenue Station in the South Bronx. This plan was drafted after engaging key stakeholders, such as community activist groups and local nonprofits that desire to save the historic building. As reported by The New York Times, this station is one of only three surviving stations designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert.
After exploring various options with the community, Vita Nuova recommended that a new legal entity be formed in advance of negotiations with Amtrak over the future of the site. The roadmap continues by laying out the vision for the entire project, through property transfer to operation and management programming. The community continues to plan for the future of the station, as well as that of the South Bronx neighborhood.