News from Yonkers Committee for Smart Development.

Posted on: January 22, 2013






Hello, YCSD followers, and Happy New Year to you all! We hope you escape the flu season in good health!

2013 will be a busy year in Yonkers:

Art Collins has come to the city with a proposal to build his final piece of Hudson Park, which as you know currently flanks the historic Pier to the west of the MetroNorth tracks. Mr. Collins has asked for a variance from the 1997 Downtown Waterfront Master Plan, which specifies 8 story buildings in this location. He would like to build a 250′ (23-25 story) building on Parcel B, which currently holds his parking garage, adjacent to the Water Treatment Transfer Plant and the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. His petition to the City Council is attached. The City Council is required to vote on the variance, and can negotiate with the developer about the building height and other elements of the project design.

You can learn more about this project on Tuesday, January 22 (that’s tomorrow) at 5 pm with the City Council Real Estate Committee reviews the proposal. Fourth floor, City Hall.

Glenwood Power Station, Trevor Park, JFK Marina.

Ron Shemesh, who owns Excelsior Packaging in Yonkers, has purchased the historic Power Plant and to his credit want to restore it, smokestacks included, and adaptively reuse it for a conference center, boutique hotel, etc. This is a VERY complicated project, which will require a road down to JFK Marina, extensive parking, and the possibility of the taking of Trevor Park for parking and the road.

Mr. Shemesh has met with the community and has a couple of alternative proposals on how this could all work. The frist step in the NYS environmental review of this project is a Scope Session that is designed to elicit the areas of concern and questions that the public, adjacent landowners, the County, DEC, Army Corp – everyone really – might have about the project. The Scope document is used as the frame of reference for the extended environmental review to come, so it is actually a really important component of the overall process. Attached you will find the Scope document and a page from the NYS SEQRA “Cookbook” that explains a Scope.

You can email your comments to lee.ellman @yonkersny.gov AND you can attend the Scope Session, held by the Planning Board on Wednesday, January 30 at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers, fourth floor at City Hall. The public will be able to present their questions personally at the meeting.

We have also attached the complete NYS SEQRA Cookbook, a handy NYS publication that goes over all the steps for an Environmental Review under the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)

All best, The YCSD Team

1 Response to "News from Yonkers Committee for Smart Development."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Funding Yonkers Watchdog Newspaper.


You can financially support The Yonkers Watchdog Newspaper by donating any amount!
Checks and Money Orders must be made payable to: Delfim Heusler
Send to: 35 Chase Avenue – Apt 1A, Yonkers NY 10703
Do you have a story you want to share with The Yonkers Watchdog? Then Email Delfim Heusler at delfimheusler@gmail.com.

Yonkers Watchdog Newspaper: www.yonkersinsider.wordpress.com

Blog Stats

  • 334,104 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 64 other followers


sc_project=3706065; sc_invisible=0; sc_partition=44; sc_security="9808bd77";
website statistics
%d bloggers like this: