Study Shows Mixed-Use Development Outperforms Stadium on Far West Side


A new RPA report, "Urban Development Alternatives for the Hudson Rail Yards," identifies, analyzes and illustrates several mixed-use alternatives for the proposed stadium site on Manhattan's Far West Side. The report makes three principal conclusions:

  • The market will support significant residential development on the Western Yards as soon as a platform is constructed.
  • Mixed-use development on the site would do more to catalyze development throughout the district than a stadium, with improved waterfront access and connections to the neighborhood.
  • The alternatives provide a greater return on public investment than the stadium proposal.


Read the paper in PDF form.
"Urban Development Alternatives for the Hudson Rail Yards Site"

Alternative A: 32nd street alignment
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Alternative B: 33rd street alignment
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Alternative C: 34th street alignment
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Analysis: Housing Demand for the Far West Side (2.08.05)
City Council Testimony (2.7.05): West Side Financing and Western Yards Value
Press Release (2.3.05):  Stadium Deal would Shortchange Straphangers


Read the first paper in PDF form,
"The Far West Side and the Region's Future Development Needs"
Read the second paper in PDF form,
"The Far West Side: Transportation Needs and Impacts"
Read the third paper in PDF form
"The Far West Side: An Urban Design Analysis"
Read the fourth paper in PDF form
Fulfilling the Promise of Manhattan's Far West Side"


Read the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement"Guide to the Far West Side Environmental Review"