As you may also know, NEWSDAY recently reported that the HUD monitor, unsatisfied with the zoning information provided by the county for the 31 municipalities in the Spano brokered housing settlement, sent letters directly to the municipalities to make inquiries into their specific zoning. Croton is one of those municipalities. A foil request was immediately submitted to the village for the HUD letter as the village was unlikely to put this information online. Everything Croton is making this available to the public instead.
Note the following from the letter and attachments: the sections reserved for what the federal monitor considers restrictive zoning practices, limitations or disallowing source of income, limitations on bedrooms, etc. (SEE ITEM #1 IN HUD'S COVER LETTER). Detailed are those "restrictive zoning practices", as far as HUD is concerned, how many units of housing we are expected to accommodate, concerns from the public that were and have been ignored, etc. Also note what the monitor says in Scan 11 below under IMPLICATIONS: THE VILLAGE WILL NOT SATISFY ITS OBLIGATION UNLESS IT ALLOWS FOR MULTIFAMILY HOUSING IN ADDITIONAL DISTRICTS OR PROVIDES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING TYPES. THIS MAY REQUIRE LOOSENING THE RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESSORY UNITS OR EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES FOR REDEVELOPMENT. Click on the thumbnails to read the letter and attachments.
What a smoking gun.ReplyDelete
Gee who woulda thunk it, limiting bedrooms is frowned upon especially when the geniuses in Croton documented that it was to keep out families with children. Won't this bite us in the tookus.ReplyDelete
I don't understand. HUD says Harmon can have multfamily as of right. Didn't the village put in a requirement for a special permit in the do-over?ReplyDelete
It's a mess and always has been. I want to thank you for foiling this.ReplyDelete
You get the government you deserve.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this. I knew I saw it somewhere and wanted my neighbor to see it since she seems to think it doesn't exist. Appreciated many times over.ReplyDelete