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Development Committee Releases Plan for Veterans Memorial Center at the Armory

July 23, 2012

Site Plan for Armory Center

In response to the recently issued Request For Proposals (RFP), a Development Committee has submitted a plan to restore the iconic Armory and bring new life to the region with a mix of performance art, fine dining and Veterans Services. A premiere venue, unique to the area, enhancing the quality of life for all of New Rochelle and, indeed, the region. From their Mission Statement “The Mission of the proposed Veterans Memorial Center for the Performing Arts (the “Center”) is to serve as a cultural hub for the community to engage in educational opportunities and enhance understanding and enjoyment of life through the creation and presentation of the arts. .”

The plan wil be reviewed by city council in a process designed to pick from multiple submissions, so it’s up to you to make your voices heard. Don’t sit back and wait for it to happen, this is all about bringing out the best of what New Rochelle has to offer.

Spend a few minutes and enjoy this plan for the next chapter in New Rochelle’s history. You won’t be disappointed.

Veterans Memorial Center
for the Performing Arts

Proposal Mission Statement​​

The Mission of the proposed Veterans Memorial Center for the Performing Arts (the “Center”) is to serve as a cultural hub for the community to engage in educational opportunities and enhance understanding and enjoyment of life through the creation and presentation of the arts. We will accomplish this by establishing a premier venue for performing and visual arts and building a dynamic center for local, regional and national arts groups.

Furthermore, through the establishment of this Center for the Performing Arts, we will again be bringing to life and rededicating a historical structure, the New Rochelle Naval Armory, the permanent home of the 31st Fleet Division of the New York Naval Militia. This initiative is dedicated to all those who have passed through its portals since 1933 and to all those to whom the Armory has served as a training ground and meeting place.

The historical significance of this edifice will become the driving force to help dedicate permanent space within the Center to assist Veterans and to provide a support system for job placement and navigating through the intricacies of the Veterans Administration medical program.

 

 

Stay tuned for more information and commentary from the Development Committee

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3 comments

  1. As a New Rochelle resident and active duty U.S. Marine, I support this proposal. I think keeping the armory serving the community and honoring our veterans couldn’t be a better plan for usage of the armory. I wish I had more free time to be apart of anything possible to support veterans affairs in our community.


    • Thank you Sergeant, for your service to our Country, and for your thoughts on the Armory. From World War II to Desert Storm, members of our Armed Forces have deployed from this very building. As you said, what better place could there be to not only to honor, but to support those who have served. Connecting future generations with our history to let them understand the cost of freedom. Your words sir, are the support needed to make this a reality for when we stand together our voice becomes stronger. Semper Fi


  2. SGT Linke Your grandfather would be proud of you .As we of POST 8 are,GOd BLESS AND KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN. TOM OKEEFE PC POST 8



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