PROPOSED ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY REPRESENTATIVES WANT TO CONTINUE INFORMAL DIALOGUE WITH RESIDENTS
THEY HAVE SCHEDULED A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON OCTOBER 18 AT THE MARRIOTT AT 6 PM
HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 14, 2012
I received the following e mail from representatives of Brightview, an assisted living facility. We’re most appreciative that the neighbors and applicant are having a dialogue.
Dear Greenburgh Town Board Members,
On behalf of Brightview Senior Living, I would like to thank you for taking the time last Saturday afternoon to better understand our vision for Brightview in Greenburgh.
While we are eager to bring our investment and service to Greenburgh, I am writing to get your approval for delaying the start of our Public Hearing until November 7th.
We have been working hard to understand the articulated concerns of the neighbors for much of 2012. Our most recent site plan reflects our understanding of and attempt to satisfactorily address the issues that have been raised by our neighbors. Specifically, we have responded with greater detail on stormwater management, rock removal, visibility, and how our $15 million investment through a sustainable and attractive design would benefit the value of the neighborhood.
However, at the site walk on September 29th, we realized there were a few remaining concerns with the neighbors that we can more effectively address. Brightview is seeking a higher level of understanding and trust with our neighbors. Therefore we are taking the opportunity to advance the dialogue on the remaining issues: further detail on rock removal, further detail on stormwater management, and the possibility of a four-story building with a smaller footprint.
The platform for advancing the dialogue is twofold:
· We are inviting neighbors and the Town Board to join us for a discussion on Thursday, October 18th at the Westchester Marriott at 6:00 PM.
· We are offering to meet with neighbors individually or in small groups to address more specific or personal concerns.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or representatives of our development team if you have any questions or comments on how to best serve the Town of Greenburgh and our potential future neighbors. We hope some of you will join us on the 18th.
Michael Glynn, CFA, LEED AP, MUP
Brightview Senior Living
WATERWHEEL AFFORDABLE HOUSING BACK ON TRACK! TOWN/ARDSLEY TO RECEIVE $1.2 MILLION
Earlier this week some members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators expressed concern about the $1.2 million dollar sale price the town was receiving for the foreclosed waterwheel property in Ardsley. We were worried that the affordable housing initiative was in jeopardy (22 units of affordable housing across from Macy Park). The Ardsley Volunteer Fire department, Ardsley Mayors & Village Board had worked long and hard for this initiative. GOOD NEWS! Members of the Legislature will be working with the developer. The town and Ardsley will receive the $1.2 million dollars. A special thank you to our Legislators for moving this forward.