Environment a concern with 50 auto shops relocating to Hunts Point this summer

Dozens of auto shops are expected to move into Hunts Point this summer, but some worry about the environmental impact. Community Board 2 is calling

Community members worry that the move will add

Community members worry that the move will add pollution and increase traffic.

THE BRONX - Dozens of auto shops are expected to move into Hunts Point this summer, but some worry about the environmental impact. 

Community Board 2 is calling for the city's Economic Development Corporation to evaluate the relocation of 50 automotive businesses from Queens. It complains that the city never vetted the area, which is already packed with auto shops, before Sunrise Co-op signed a lease. 

Many residents are also worried that it will only increase pollution and traffic in their neighborhood. They say that it's taken years to clean up Hunts Point and spruce up the local parks, and the auto shops will be a backward step. 

Sunrise Co-op is a collection of car-related repair, supply and services. Its shops are slated to open on Leggett Avenue in June, and most are family-owned and staffed. 
 
News 12 reached out to the EDC and Sunrise Co-op for comment, but has not yet heard back. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 1 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 2 Tips to reduce health care costs
3 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 17
The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged 4 The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged abuse
Dozens of congressional leaders say they plan to 5 US representatives from NYC to boycott Trump inauguration

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE