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Greenburgh Delays Planned Indoor Rec Facility Vote

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Just days after a vote on an indoor recreational facility seemed imminent, Greenburgh has put the brakes on the plan.

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said Tuesday he wants to delay a vote until July on a deal with Game On 365 that if approved, would bring a sports bubble with a clubhouse and indoor soccer field to the abandoned lot at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road.

“This way nobody can say we are rushing it through,” Feiner told the town board during a work session.

A vote on the 15-year lease for the proposed Westchester Field House originally was put on the agenda for Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the town board. Citing his past pledge to make available a copy of the lease, which has yet to be posted on the town’s website, the supervisor said Tuesday he wanted to delay the vote.

“It gives me a chance to provide adequate notice,” Feiner said, later adding the lease should be posted on the town website sometime next week.

Game On’s plan for an outdoor soccer field and 15,000-square-foot clubhouse attached to a 94,000-square-foot dome housing four turf playing fields and two hard court surfaces has become the town’s preferred option to occupy the abandoned lot.

It has been estimated the facility would pay $260,000 in annual rent to occupy the nearly 7-acre area left vacant after Frank’s Nursery went bankrupt and the town foreclosed on the property last year. Both sides said any lease agreement would be contingent on an environmental review and traffic study.

In the meantime, Feiner has scheduled a community outreach meeting for 7 p.m. July 18 outside Frank’s Nursery to discuss the proposed lease.

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