It was a busy week in Hartsdale. We know Thursday was a stressful day for a lot of Hartsdale residents. Hoping everyone got home safe, we know many of you had difficult commutes. We wanted to recap some of what happened this week and give a listing of events coming up.
This past week on Wednesday there were three separate events going on at the same time and we are proud to say that there were HNA representatives at all of them. The biggest event was the Town Board meeting on Wednesday that featured a public discussion regarding the proposed future residential development of the Elmwood Country Club. The developer discussed two options for developing the site, 175 Active 55+ Townhomes, or 119 single family homes. The developer prefers the Townhome option and would like the town to approve zoning changes to allow them to build the 175 units. No special permissions would be required for the single-family home plan. In order to build the townhomes, the developer has offered to donate and develop 14 acres of parkland adjacent to E. Rumbrook Park. A consensus was reached to hire the services of a professional land-use firm to do an independent environmental, traffic/environmental review of both proposals—and to analyze all concerns and questions residents may have about the options. You can watch the whole discussion below. My comments come 77 minutes into the Elmwood Documents Part 2 of 2 section.
Dates on the calendar to note-
Sun 18th– 1:00-3:00pm at Hartsdale Fire Station 2 on W. Hartsdale Ave, Fire dedication ceremony. Hartsdale residents will have an opportunity to check out the latest in firefighting equipment at the Hartsdale Fire Headquarters when the department hosts an Apparatus Dedication Ceremony and open house. The day will feature the blessing of the new Hartsdale Tower Ladder 15, and Rescue 56 Technical Response vehicle along with demonstrations of the new equipment.
Mon 19th-6:00pm at Highview Elementary- GCSD Snowstorm Post Mortem. Superintendent Chase will be joined by Transportation Director Frank Gunn and a Supervisor from Royal Coach Transportation.
Tue 20th– 7:00pm at Lee F. Jackson Cafeteria- GCSD School Board Meeting.
Tue 20th– 8:00pm at Town Hall- Greenburgh Planning Board meeting. There are multiple items on the agenda including a work session to discuss a land-use study associated with the 4 Corners Study Area. The study area plan is the first of several planning phases to address known challenges in the area, such as commercial vacancies, parking, stormwater, and traffic through a planning and rezoning process to create a vibrant neighborhood center and gateway to the Hartsdale Train Station and surrounding residential communities. The full agenda for the meeting is below.