--The hearing was very well attended; all residents who spoke, except for one, were absolutely opposed. It was repeatedly mentioned that the board is acting against the results of the online survey----where the majority of residents stated their opposition to the re-zoning--and proceeding as they like anyway.
--One speaker pointed out the village has spent quite a bit of money on this re-zoning already--money that essentially could have been better spent elsewhere.
--Another resident essentially had no faith in the village's ability to oversee building projects on Katz and vicinity given recent events elsewhere.
--Questions arose about parking; questions arose about whether or not existing infrastructure could essentially handle ANY build-out, especially the sewer system on N. Riverside given the past summer's horrific and ongoing sewer issues
--One trustee appears to be against the re-zoning. Awaiting additional details.
--The public hearing was kept open; the next meeting is the 18th.
--There was much more. As always, residents are encouraged to watch the meeting replay available on the village website at the public hearing section and to form their own conclusions.
To the resident who asked: The village purchased the Katz property as part of the lawsuit settlement with the former owner of the site for a little less than a million dollars. However, you should contact the village directly for the absolute numbers--as well as the annual loss of tax dollars since the village took possession.
To the resident looking for THE URBANIZATION OF CROTON Gazette letter, go to https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/03/another-must-read-more-on-urbanization.html