A public hearing on will be held Thursday on whether or not the Dobbs Ferry Planning Board should approve the site plan review and preliminary re-subdivision approval for Rivertowns Square.
The public will be allowed to comment on the multi-use development—which has attracted criticism for its size and impact on quality of life, as well as fiscal and environmental impacts—during the planning board’s meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. at village hall, 112 Main St.
Developers are looking to build the following on the 17.7-acre former Akzo Nobel site off the Saw Mill River Parkway in Dobbs Ferry, located in the middle of Lawrence Street and Ogden, Livingstone and Stanley avenues:
- 18,000 sq. ft. Mrs. Green’s Natural Market
- a 123-room hotel (probably run by a division of Hilton hotels, yet to be determined)
- a 33,600 sq. ft. eight screen Sundance movie theatre
- 62,028 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant space
- 202-unit rental apartment (which includes 10 percent of affordable housing, per Village code)
- 1,228 parking spaces
Do you think the Dobbs Ferry Planning should or shouldn’t approve the site plan for Rivertowns Square? What about the subdivision application? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.
- For more information on the Rivertowns Preservation Civic Association visit: http://rivertownspreservation.org
- For more information on Rivertowns Square visit: rivertownssquare.net
- Click here for the Village's website on the project: dobbsferry.com/Rivertowns-Square
- Click here for Rivertowns Patch's coverage of this project.