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Concordia College
Project Updates

 

Welcome students, faculty, staff, and all our valued neighbors in the community. Here is where you’ll find the latest on facilities upgrades that impact our entire community. We update this information as it changes, so check back often.

We welcome your feedback! Please direct comments and questions to: Joyce Kennedy, Senior Director of Community Relations, 914-337-9300, ext. 2195 or via email.

Parking Expansion

Site Plan Parking Map

The updated Parking Plan (shown above) incorporates feedback from community members and village officials, and includes important aesthetic improvements. The site plan was approved by the Village of Bronxville Planning Board on May 15. 

Key elements of the updated plan include:

  • Eliminating the visual impact of increased parking spaces to our neighboring residents.
  • Limiting new spaces to 33 spots along the interior east/west roadway in front of the brick houses on Concordia Place.
  • Changing the space configuration from straight to diagonal parking on both sides of Concordia Place.
  • Landscaping to enhance the green space along the roadway.
  • Creating a turnaround between House #8 on Concordia Place and the neighboring Rippe Hall, to allow cars to move in and out more easily.
  • Adding a right turn, left turn, and incoming lane at the entrance and exit in and out of White Plains Road.
  • Eliminating access to the main campus from Tanglewylde Avenue. The current barrier will be replaced by a security gate (to allow access for emergency vehicles and egress for major campus events).  
  • Aesthetically improving the campus perimeter along Tanglewylde Avenue. Grass paving will lead to the new permanent security gate. In a three-year phase-in, deciduous trees and an evergreen hedge will replace 20 over-mature conifers, and plantings of canopy and understory trees will beautify the area between the Sommer Center parking lot and Tanglewylde. 
  • Continuing our diligence in patrolling and ticketing any Concordia vehicles parked on neighboring streets.

Following a vote on the resolution July 11, work on the Parking Expansion Project as approved by the Bronxville Village and Planning Board has begun.

  • Approximately 12 trees have been removed; these will be replaced with more than double the number by the end of the project.
  • A construction fence has been installed to close off this area from pedestrian and other traffic on this side of campus.
  • At this time, we do not anticipate there will be a need to completely close Concordia Place, as we are working one side and then the other.  We may have a flag man to direct traffic in and out of Concordia Place, but the road will remain open.
  • Work on the drainage system will begin at the end of July. Residents on that end of Summit will be able to see the work going on, which should take about a week to ten days.
  • The parking barrier has been relocated to the end of Concordia Place where it meets Tanglewylde. This means the cars parked along this part of campus, in front of Romoser Hall, will no longer be able to use the Tanglewylde entrance and exit. This relocated barrier will remain in place until the new bollards are installed in accordance with the site plan approved by the Board.
  • Grass paving and other improvements to the emergency entrance on the Tanglewylde side of Concordia Place will take place at the end of August.
  • The goal is to have all the parking open by late in the third or early in the fourth week of August, prior to classes starting on August 27.
  • The landscaping plan will not begin to be phased in until the fall, when planting is most ideal. 

Turf Field Project

 

The College's plan to update its 100-year-old, grass multi-purpose field at the corner of Rose Avenue and White Plains Road with a state-of-the art synthetic turf field has been approved. Ground-breaking will begin after the soccer season in late October or early November, with the majority of construction happening in the Spring of 2019. At ground-breaking, a perimeter fence will be installed for the safety of the community. 

The project will include new bleachers, a comfort station with a men’s and women’s restroom, changing rooms and a concession stand, a press box, and a new scoreboard. In response to community input and as announced by Village of Tuckahoe Mayor Steven Ecklond on March 6, the inclusion of lighting in the proposed plan has been eliminated. The project includes an extensive storm water containment system to minimize storm water runoff into the Town’s drainage system.  

At the request of neighbors, the press box will be located on the south end of the field. Speakers will face Rose Avenue. An updated circulation plan includes a crosswalk from the Tennis Center to the turf field entrance; buses may not park or idle on Rose Avenue, but may load and unload within 15 minutes.