Yonkers is proposing 255,000 sq ft of additional
retail on Yonkers/Greenburgh border..Yonkers Planning Board to hold hearing on
March 13, 2013 at Yonkers City Hall....
Yonkers is considering an amendment to their zoning code that
could impact traffic on the Jackson Ave corridor, 9A, Hastings and Ardsley. They
have proposed an amendment to their zoning ordinance to permit 255,000 square
feet of additional retail to be built at the Austin Avenue development (undeveloped
land near Costco, Home Depot and Stew Leonards).
They also have proposed 400
units of residential apartments at the site.
Copies of the positive declaration the town has received form the
city of Yonkers for the proposed PMD zone change and Austin Ave redevelopment
next to the Stu Leonard's site will be shared with residents who request copies.
them. The Yonkers Planning Board has scheduled the Scoping Session for the project on Wednesday, March
13, 2013, at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
Our planning department is reviewing the draft scope. I will
invite Yonkers city officials to brief the Town Board on this proposed project
at a public meeting of the Town Board.
The town has not been successful in
preventing previous developments on the Yonkers/Greenburgh border. However, the
Ridge Hill developers agreed (as part of a settlement) to pay for $5 million in
road safety improvements on Greenburgh roads near the Ridge Hill development.