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.
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