New Rochelle City Hall

The magnificent New Rochelle City Hall building in New Rochelle, New York is conveniently located at 515 North Avenue. North Avenue connects the charming revitalized downtown area with the train station which provides commuters easy access to New York City. The building features classic Greek architecture, complete with six large Corinthian columns topped by an ornate pediment. Three American bald eagles sit atop the building.

The New Rochelle City Hall houses the City Department of Finance, which includes the Assessments, Purchasing and Tax Collections functions. The department of Buildings is located there, along with the Economic Development and Public Information departments. The New Rochelle City Hall also contains the departments of Public Works and the Superintendent of Schools.

On June 21, 2011, Mayor Noam Bramson and Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced energy upgrades to the New Rochelle City Hall building. These upgrades are designed to make the building more environmentally friendly. The projected $2.8 million budget will be funded by a $1 million federal grant, $643,000 stimulus funds and a $1.2 million loan from the New York Power Authority. This loan will be repaid with annual payments of $100,000 over 15 years. The projected annual savings from these upgrades is $195, 000. Therefore, this project will save the city of New Rochelle at least $95, 000 annually while helping to fulfill the city’s goal of environmental sustainability as a part of its GreeNR campaign.

The city of New Rochelle has taken steps to move it effectively into the 21st century while preserving its rich historical past. The revitalization of downtown with its mixture of shops, offices and luxury residences is helping to ensure the viability of the area. The continued use of the beautiful New Rochelle City Hall, along with its updating for environmental sustainability, acts as a model for municipal building usage.

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