Yonkers Downtown Master Plan
The Yonkers Conceptual Development Plan links five disparate districts through an integrated approach which threads Open Space and Transportation elements through each district. This allows Development to take different forms while maintaining a comprehensive identity for the future of Yonkers, increasing residential, office, retail and entertainment uses, while promoting the continuance of Yonkers as an industrial employment center.
A key to the plan is creating dense mixed use development balanced with open space to maintain an appropriate scale for street level experiences. Yonkers has historically been centered around the Saw Mill River, as the economic engine of the City, and the Hudson River as a major transportation and industrial shipping source. The Plan recommended the daylighting of the Saw Mill River wherever possible and the design of a continuous public Esplanade which will stretch for over two miles along the Hudson Riverfront.