Fordham Plaza Conceptual Design Study

  • Aerial looking Northeast
  • Aerial looking West
  • Aerial looking North
  • Train station entrance
  • Café on Plaza
  • View looking west on Fordham Road
  • Green Market on Plaza
  • Site plan

NYCEDC completed the Fordham Plaza Conceptual Design Study to encourage the development of a world class public space in the Bronx.


Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030 calls for the creation of public plazas in every community in the city. In promoting this goal, Fordham Plaza, located in the heart of the Bronx and adjacent to the busy Fordham Road retail corridor, has the potential to become one of the city's signature public spaces.

The Plaza serves as a major transportation hub, where the Metro-North station and over 12 bus lines converge. NYCEDC, in partnership with NYCDOT, worked closely with the local community and stakeholders to develop a shared vision for a revitalized Fordham Plaza. NYCEDC hired WXY architecture urban design to create the conceptual design plan.

The project team conducted many interviews, focus groups and public charrette sessions, gathering information about how the local community wanted the Plaza to evolve. The conceptual design reflects this feedback and charts a powerful vision for the future of Fordham Plaza.

Fordham Plaza Conceptual Design Study

Fordham Plaza Conceptual Design Master Plan

Previous Public Presentations

Fordham Plaza Advisory Committee - April 4, 2008

Fordham Plaza Charette - May 22, 2008

Fordham Plaza Advisory Committee - July 17, 2008

Current Status

After the completion of the Conceptual Design in 2010, the NYC Department of Design and Construction began the process to implement the design and construction on behalf of NYCDOT. The project has been divided into phases to ensure full implementation. For more information on Phase I, please contact the NYC Plaza Program at NYC DOT.