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UNUSED OFFICE PARKS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING...WATERWHEEL PROPERTY...HOUSING AUTHORITY BUSTOUR ON 12/9
Release Date: November 21, 2007
Westchester County has contacted me advising that they are looking into a new opportunity for the creation of affordable housing: studying the feasibility of developing affordable housing on unused office park land. I believe that this idea is a creative initiative-- worthy of follow up. I support the study and will ask the Planning Dept, Town Board to cooperate with the study. Greenburgh is one of the municipalities in Westchester with office parks. I agree that the development of new housing on office park sites has some benefits, including better land utilization, reduced environmental impacts over construction on greenfields, enhanced 24/7 security, possible housing for office buildings workers within walking distance and improved landscaping to enhance the area. I will also ask that this suggestion be forwarded to the Greenburgh Affordable Housing Committee.
At last nights Town Board meeting the Town Board members agreed to issue an RFP (Request for Proposal) for developers to turn the waterwheel property in Ardsley into affordable housing.
Members of the Town Board and Greenburgh Housing Authority will be taking a bus tour of the Greenburgh Housing Authority sites on Sunday, December 9th from 3 PM to 9 PM. We will meet with housing authority tenants, discuss concerns and work hard in the coming months to address quality of life matters. If you’d like to join us on the tour, please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor
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