The developer who recently transformed a New York City subway pedestrian area into an appealing corridor of retail shops will be one of the principals behind a strategy to transform the Larchmont business district.
Susan Fine and partner Jill Hayman of Fine Development Partners have been retained by the Village to come up with a plan for the beleaguered commercial districts.
“Downtown Larchmont has suffered increased vacancies in recent years,” said Mayor Lorraine Walsh, “that threaten the vibrant spirit of our Village and place hardship on remaining businesses.”
Walsh tells theLoop the Village will pay the group $4,000/month, with an expected 5-month engagement period.
Over the summer the consultants will explore with store owners and residents ideas such as pop-up stores and community events.
The full Press Release is below.