Avalon Harrison Development​ Breaks Ground

$76.8M mixed-use development will encourage growth, reduce reliance on cars

June 26, 2019

AvalonBay Harrison transit-oriented development breaks ground.

VHB joined officials from the Village of Harrison, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and AvalonBay Communities for the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the highly anticipated start of construction of a $76.8 million mixed-use development project on the south side of the Harrison Metro-North station in Westchester County, New York.

VHB's diverse team of planners, engineers, and scientists provided comprehensive integrated services that included environmental planning, traffic engineering, and State Environmental Quality Review Act documentation for the replacement of what is currently a too-small surface parking lot with a series of pedestrian-oriented, four-story buildings lined with retail stores on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors (including seven affordable apartments).

This transit-oriented development is an exciting addition to the local commercial business district that will encourage economic development, provide new housing opportunities, and reduce reliance on cars. The development provides an opportunity to revitalize the Village of Harrison's downtown with an expected 300 new residents, new restaurants and shops, streetscape enhancements, and two new pedestrian plazas.