The latest updates on the four corners revitalization effort can be found below. For timely updates and the ability to join the conversation, please join our mailing list.
Update: July 2018
How can you help? Email the town and the Supervisor at TownBoard@greenburghny.com and PFeiner@greenburghny.com and tell them this is a priority for you and you want to see action!
We encourage you to use your own words but if you would like, feel free to copy the below. Spread the word and encourage others to do the same. Together we can fight for a better Hartsdale.
Dear Town Board,
Continued vacancies and the need for revitalization at 4 Corners are highlighted in an article in Journal New/lohud media today. Since the vision was presented to the Town Board on April 10, no action by the Board has been taken to move this forward. The Hartsdale Neighbors Association urges you to hold a work session soon to refer the revitalization to the Planning Board, where it will be thoroughly vetted.
Update: June 2018
The town board passed a resolution on 5/23 in support of a grant application associated with the Four Corners Study area. A link to the resolution can be found here and more information about the grant being applied for can be found here.
Update: April 2018
Did you know HNA came came to the town almost a year ago with the idea to revitalize 4 Corners?
The Town Board work session for the Four Corners proposal had an amazing turnout on April 10th. There were close to 50 people in attendance, many of whom had signed our petition. Inspired Places gave a very extensive presentation outline the current situation at 4C, the current zoning, market conditions and the exciting possibilities that could occur with different zoning. The Board members listened attentively and asked questions. They were given a large binder with all the details of the presentation to review. At the end of the session Supervisor Feiner asked if it was possible for a written supplement to the Comprehensive Plane to be given to them within a few weeks. The Board appeared to be hoping to move forward with public hearings as soon as possible.
HNA presented the petitions in favor of the proposal to the Board. There were 578 signatures in favor!! HNA is very grateful for all the work that was done to reach this significant number and we know that the community will continue to sustain interest going forward. We will alert you to the dates for the public hearings and organize visible support at those meetings. Thank you to all!
Update: April 2018
We are excited to share an update regarding the 4 Corners Revitilization Movement. Reminnder that Inspired Places LLC, a real estate consulting firm founded by two long-time Hartsdale residents, will be presenting a Town Board work session on 4/10 at Town Hall at 10:00am (details on how to view below). They will share how they envision a transformation of the failing intersection into a revitalized, vibrant neighborhood-focused area. The presentation will focus on key factors that underpin the vision, as well as about obstacles and challenges to it.
Update: March 2018
On 4/10, Inspired Places will be presenting the vision for revitalizing the 4Corners intersection in Hartsdale. This presentation will be given to the Town Board during a Town Work Session from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Town Hall. The presentation is open to the public and we encourage you to attend if you haven’t seen it. If you can’t make it in person, it will also be available to view live online(or on demand later on) on the Greenburgh website here as well as televised on cable tv channel 35 for Fios and 76 for Cablevision. This is the first important step in asking the Town to adopt a supplement to the comprehensive plan that would include the zoning changes required for revitalization.
In addition, we are asking you show your support by signing our petition supporting the revitilization of the 4 Corners intersection. Public support is critical for moving forward and we want to continue to show the overwhelming support that we believe exists. Please forward the below link to sign the petition to anyone who might be interested. It is critical we get as much public support as possible!
In the coming weeks we will also be organizing a letter writing and email campaign to town leadership. Keep an eye out for that.
Update: January 12, 2018
The January 30th Town Board Work Session for the Four Corners proposal has been postponed. We continue to monitor the revitalization progress and will update as soon as a new date is confirmed. In the meantime, please consider signing our petition to show your support for REVITALIZATION!
Update: December 30, 2017
The four corners area of Central Avenue and Hartsdale Avenue is in desperate need of revitalization. Anyone who has walked or driven past that area has seen the vacant storefronts, backed up traffic, lack of parking and a myriad of issues. We want to change that!
Please sign our petition to indicate you support using innovative mixed-use development (residential, retail and office) to revitalize the Four Corners area of Central Ave & Hartsdale Ave.
Update: October 13, 2017
A meeting of the Hartsdale Neighbors Association was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, which featured a proposal by Inspired Places, LLC to request the Town to allow for zoning changes for the immediate 4 Corners. The meeting drew a highly supportive crowd of approximately 100 people.
The discussion noted the problems for residents, shoppers, commuters, shop-owners and landowners created by the status quo. The solution to these problems centers on zoning changes, and the discussion highlighted the benefits that Hartsdale would gain through an innovative approach. Among them are:
- Replacing existing rigid zoning rules that discourage investment by more flexible, community focused rules
- Permitting mixed-use construction
- Promoting suitably designed and right-sized buildings for the site
- Increasing pedestrian safety through movement of cross walks away from the actual corners
- Addressing traffic volume & congestion by adding dedicated right turning lanes on East & West Hartsdale Avenues
- Addressing parking issues by adding several structured parking facilities
- Adding greenery, including possible green islands defining turning lanes
The presenters described Greenburgh’s deliberative and legally defined process for zoning change requests. They explained that it’s an iterative process, with a key public role. Reaction from the audience was overwhelmingly positive, with many speaking up about the need for change. When the HNA asked by show of hands whether the audience supported the proposed zoning changes, not one person opposed. At least one landowner has conveyed support for the proposed changes.
The next step for the group will be to request a working session of the Town Board, so more details can be explored
Lohud, December 7 2017: Hartsdale: ‘Four Corners’ plan moving closer to reality
Lohud, October 24 2017: Hartsdale residents want revitalized Four Corners