To the Editor:
I would like to encourage readers to attend an important public hearing being held by the Greenburgh Town Board on Wednesday evening Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
This hearing, which is required by New York State law, concerns a proposal to build 272 apartments on Lawrence Street -- across from the Rivertowns Square shopping and residential complex which is on the other side of the Saw Mill River Parkway.
At this hearing the Town Board will not decide whether to approve or reject the application. This is the first of many hearings on a draft scoping document. Many residents have contacted Town Board members and myself to express opposition to the proposal, pointing out that the area is already over-congested and that we haven't been able to determine the impacts of Rivertowns Square, which is under construction.
During the review process we are required to consider mitigation measures that could address some of the serious concerns residents have.
- Mitigation measures that could be studied during the review process:
- Widening Saw Mill River Roa
- Sidewalks on Saw Mill River Road--all paid for by the developer.
In addition, we would look at requiring the developer to pay for new parking structures in downtown Ardsley and at area train stations since train stations and downtown Ardsley does not currently have adequate parking for 272 additional families. And Ardsley school related concerns.
Between now and January 13 it would be greatly appreciated if readers would think of other mitigation suggestions that could be considered during the coming months by the Greenburgh Town Board and Planning Board.
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