As was the case with the Deli and 6 apartments on Benedict--which has been granted multiple variances from the Harmon re-zoning law by Croton officials so that it will be built--the new owner of the former "Nappy property" on Benedict Blvd. is also seeking a variance. (379 S. Riverside Ave; Lawrence Doyle; Edward Gemmola)
See the notice published on page 8 of the June 28, 2015 edition of THE GAZETTE under PUBLIC NOTICES. Click on the image.
Harmon re-zoning assurances by the board and its supporters, residents
were told that this site, if developed, would contain only 6 apartments; the
current proposal calls for 11 instead; the commercial spaces that will
be created are extremely small versus the site's use for housing. As to
those who have asked if this would be good for the village's "HUD"
demographics, we do not know whether or not it will be low income,
market rate, or some mix of the two at the present time--or what the impacts of continued development will be on the school district. Please direct your questions to the appropriate officials or attend the public hearing on 7/8/15.
As soon as the ZBA agenda is up for 7/8, the link will be posted here.