Attention South Bronx: Come Out to Town Hall to Discuss Sheridan Expressway

[Update:  The Town Hall will take place on February 15.]

Tomorrow, the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance (SBRWA) will host a town hall meeting at the East Bronx Academy for the Future in the South Bronx to discuss the state Department of Transportation’s two proposals for the Sheridan Expressway. One would remove the highway, potentially opening up space for parks and mixed-use development; the other would keep the Sheridan in place.

The public at large is invited to weigh in on both plans, each of which impact the quality of life, health, and environment for the South Bronx.  SBRWA will show a brief presentation on the effort, which will be followed by guided breakout sessions for residents and participants to ask questions about, discuss, and view details of each proposal.

Tomorrow’s Town Hall is especially timely given the federal grant of $1.5 million awarded to New York City in October 2010 to study and create a land use plan for the Sheridan Expressway and the Hunts Point area and the city’s upcoming outreach plans for this study.

Come out and join us!

Where: East Bronx Academy for the Future, 1716 Southern Blvd., Bronx 10460

When: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 6pm-8pm.

Free food, childcare and Spanish translation provided – as well as a MetroCard raffle!

Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a member of SBRWA along with Nos Quedamos, Mothers on the Move, The Point CDC, The Pratt Center for Community Development, Sustainable South Bronx, and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice.

The flier is available in English and Spanish.

1 Comment on "Attention South Bronx: Come Out to Town Hall to Discuss Sheridan Expressway"

  1. There would be far more accessibility and space by covering a portion of the Sheridan rather then effectively convert it to a surface street.

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