Say No to Continuum
  • Petitioned Village of Irvington Board of Trustees

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Village of Irvington Board of Trustees

Say No to Continuum

    1. Barry Graubart
    2. Petition by

      Barry Graubart

      Irvington, NY

The proposed development does not meet our current zoning laws nor is it consistent with the open space, land use or transportation provisions set forth in the 2003 Comprehensive Plan.

The planned facility is massive - at 105,000 square feet - three times the size of the Main Street School - it is a multiple of the size that should be on the 4.6 acre property.

The property is zoned for multi-family housing, not a high-density (168 resident) assisted living facility.

The strain on our IVAC Volunteer Ambulance Corps will jeopardize its ability to respond to emergencies throughout the Village. A similar facility in Ardsley generated 180 calls last year - which would be a 45% increase to what the already-stressed IVAC fielded in 2011.

The traffic changes will have a negative impact on school transportation, commuting to the train stations and general traffic throughout the downtown community; the resulting congestion will affect the entire Village.

This self-contained facility, which includes on-site cafeteria, bar & bistro, movie theater, sundry shop and salon brings no benefit to the Main Street business district.

The proposed plan brings no revenue advantage to the Village, as compared to single or multi-family housing for which it is zoned. And the potential costs to the Village, could be immense.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. The Say No to Continuum petition now has 150 signatures

      Barry Graubart
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for signing our petition. We're at 150 signatures and counting. But we've got more work ahead of us. A few other ways you can help:
      1. If you're not on our email list for updates please send me a request to add you at barry-at-graubart-dot-com. We keep it to a couple of updates per week and this is the best way to stay informed.
      2. The next Planning Board meeting is April 4 at 7pm. We need strong turnout there. If you're on the email list I'll share details on preparation for that meeting.
      3. Send letters to Village Officials to express your concerns. See details on the site at
      4. Ask friends and family to sign the petition. I'd love to get at least 200-250 signatures by the April 4 planning board meeting.
      5. If you're interested in volunteering to help with flyers, community outreach, research, etc - email me at barry-at-graubart-dot-com. Everyone can contribute in one way or another.

      THANK YOU for your support!!!

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • David Brandwein IRVINGTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I feel strongly that the opening of a fac

    • Andy Frenkiel IRVINGTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Continuum will degrade our quality of life. We should be patient, and wait a use of the property that provides a better mutual benefit.

    • Kathy Kaufman IRVINGTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      This development will irreparably harm the character of our village, in exchange for tax revenues that could well disappear if Continuum applies for non-profit status. We have a choice. Let's preserve what we cherish in Irvington.

    • Wilson Van Law IRVINGTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      The project taxes the village infrastructure, the volunteer ambulance corps, is too large in scope for the site and the tax benefit the village would receive is in question. The folks who really win here are the investors.

    • Claudia Smith IRVINGTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Negative imact on our ambulance volunteers and our environment


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