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    Default Hudson Valley & Westchester County Redevelopment

    This thread will cover all towns and cities except White Plains & New Rochelle..

    Westchester Sets Affordable Housing Precedent in Harrison Development




    by Madeline Marvar
    After months of press events and testimony at MTA board hearings calling for the inclusion of affordable housing in a transit-oriented development (TOD) project in Harrison, the Westchester Workforce Housing Coalition applauded a cooperative agreement between the MTA, the project developer, the Town of Harrison and Westchester County that provides for 5 percent of the new units to be reserved for affordable housing.

    While 5 percent affordable housing is still not on par with the County’s model ordinance and is far less than the 20 percent that the Coalition was seeking, this is a critical step forward for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who successfully moderated an agreement between the MTA and a local municipality, and advocates who have been pushing the cause.
    http://blog.tstc.org/2015/03/13/west...n-development/

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    Clarkstown aims to create transit village in Nanuet


    Clarkstown is studying the idea of relocating the Nanuet train station closer to the hamlet's business district and new shopping mall.

    Khurram Saeed, ksaeed@lohud.com 12:02 p.m. EST January 16, 2015

    Clarkstown is studying the idea of relocating the Nanuet train station closer to the hamlet's business district and new shopping mall.

    At the very least, officials say the station — currently little more than a platform and heated shelter — needs to be overhauled, such as adding a coffee shop or eatery, to take full advantage of its prime location while helping to transform Nanuet into a quaint transit village.

    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/tran...tion/21834693/

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    Mamaroneck approves transit-focused rezoning

    By Mark Lungariello
    The area targeted for the rezone centers around the village’s Metro-North station and is expected to encourage redevelopment of properties long discouraged from seeking permits due to a hodgepodge of zoning. The rezoning reduces the amount of nonconforming lots in the zone from 85 percent to 35 percent, according to Frank Fish of BFJ.

    The change creates an overlay zone in the area around the village’s main thoroughfare, Mamaroneck Avenue, and allows for mixed-use buildings in the corridor. Bonuses would be included for developers that construct affordable housing units in residential buildings or build retail or restaurant space on the ground floor of residential buildings, which would be limited to four stories or less. The area, within a quarter-mile of the train station, is expected to be an attractive option for educated millennials looking for walkable communities and access to public transportation to Manhattan.
    http://westfaironline.com/67759/mama...used-rezoning/

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    First Look: Library Square, 20 South Second Avenue, Mount Vernon




    North of the Bronx, the city of Mount Vernon is in many ways more similar to New York City than to anything else in Westchester County, with its dense housing stock and diverse population of African-Americans, West Indians, West Africans, and Brazilians. And now it might soon be getting some New York-style density, in a new mixed-use development that would include a pair of 17- and 19-story apartment towers.

    Dubbed Library Square, the development, totaling nearly half a million square feet of space, would rise at 20 South Second Avenue, a short walk from the Mount Vernon East Metro-North station. The final façade design has not yet been worked out – the images that YIMBY has are representative of the massing but the exact design is certain to improve – but Harlem-based Body Lawson Associates have shared preliminary designs for the site.
    http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/01/firs...nt-vernon.html

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    New Apartment complex going up in Larchmont on the Eastern Side of the tracks just south of the Station


    Larchmont Rising
    by Corey Best, on Flickr


    Larchmont Rising
    by Corey Best, on Flickr


    Larchmont Rising
    by Corey Best, on Flickr

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