MHACY Announces Partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)

Date Published: 
July 14th, 2021

From the Yonkers Times:

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) has announced a partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley and leading urban design firm, Mark K. Morrison Landscape Architecture, to provide green infrastructure and planning services at four MHACY housing sites.

Under the proposal, environmentally friendly landscaping using native plantings would be completed at the Ross F. Calcagno Homes, Joseph F. Loehr Court, Kris Kristensen Homes, and Msgr. Cajetan J. Troy Manor in Yonkers.

Groundwork Hudson Valley’s award-winning Green Team will plant trees and build bioswales on the properties to address the environmental justice impacts of extreme heat caused by increasing global temperatures. These heat islands have been directly tied to historic redlining maps. At the same time, this will create green oases in these urban communities and significantly reduce stormwater pollution into four major waterways – the Hudson, Saw Mill, Sprain, and Bronx Rivers.

“We are thrilled to have the pre-eminent environmental partner in the Hudson Valley assisting us in making our properties environmentally friendly,’’ said Wilson Kimball, President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. “Making this even more special is that Yonkers youth who are part of the Green Team will learn about the environment as well as engage our residents in the planning of this project.’’

Read the Yonkers Times' article "MHACY Announces Partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley."

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