The historic arch spans Highbrook Ave. between Harmon and Lincoln Avenues. The green extends from Pell Place to Young Ave and nearly to Storer Ave. It is approximately two acres in total. Click here for Google map.
There are numerous grants available based on historical significance, rails to trails and general greenspace. Corporate money is another source. If necessary private funding will be explored.
Fencing will be constructed along the span for safe viewing. Maintenance of this space would be consistent with other parks owned by the Village of Pelham. The span could be closed with a gate at night. Other communities have used portable gates to reduce street traffic:
Pelham has very little greenspace. This property represents 22% of the Village’s open space. The vision of a wooded trail with natural landscaping and overlooks would provide a unique experience for residents. The alternative of development with new houses and extension of a roadway would be an unfortunate use of this valuable resource.
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