Instead of residences, let’s make venues. Instead of housing tenants, let's house guests. Guests come, they go, they are easy, and they pay to stay! Instead of draining New Rochelle’s infrastructure and school system with apartments, let’s generate revenue – sales tax revenue, hotel occupancy tax revenue. Let’s construct a building with upscale retail on the first (maybe second) floor of the building and, then, add hotel, conference, and events rooms above.

New Rochelle City Council has requested 9 more billboards for the I-95 corridor.  New Rochelle can use these billboards to advertise:

"Professional conference? Academic symposium? Tech confab? Art show? Wedding? Bar Mitzvah? Family reunion? Whatever your event, make New Rochelle your home away from home. Hotel, conference, and event spaces … and all within 30 minutes of Grand Central in New York City!"

Of course, the building would have plenty of free parking underneath for the guests.

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Tagged: event space, Hotel, conference, upscale retail, visitors, sales tax revenue, hotel occupancy revenue