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Petitioning Village of Port Chester Mayor Pilla and Trustees

Port Chester Deserves a Better Deal at the United Hospital Site

Greenwich-based private equity firm Starwood Capital asks the Village to rezone the former United Hospital to permit construction of a giant mixed-use development. This project could benefit our entire community… but not as currently planned.

That’s because Starwood seeks to destroy over 100 affordable homes and wants approval of a plan that would cut its property taxes by a projected $58 million over 20 years. This would cost our schools nearly $34 million in revenue, money that our overcrowded schools need badly. (The developer wants this tax cut at a time when voters are considering a $65 million bond offering for school expansion to combat overcrowding -- overcrowding that this project could exacerbate!)

Port Chester and our schoolchildren need a better deal! Starwood, the Mayor and the Trustees must come up with a plan for the hospital site that better reflects our community’s serious need for good jobs, housing and school funding! When the public invests in private developments like this one, they must be built and operated in a way that creates real, long-term value for both developers and communities. 

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