A Walking Tour of Community Renewal in Melrose
Jun 4, 2022
June 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Join architect and urban planner Petr Stand on a walking tour of Melrose in The Bronx, as he takes us through the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area, a 30-block area in the South Bronx with a formerly large concentration of city-owned property. The renewal development was originally conceived of as a place in which to create a new middle-income, home-ownership-based community but with the leadership of local community development organization, Nos Quedamos, the typology was diversified to include rental buildings, low, moderate, and middle income, as well as senior housing and housing for formerly homeless families.
Attendees will be able to appreciate how buildings were designed to resemble the culture and lifestyle of the communities that live there, as well as some of the community anchors that remained such as Casita Rincon Criollo, the oldest community garden in the city.