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We plan to seek county, state and federal grants to help us achieve this goal: housing near the train station as per Governor's request to local communities
At Tuesday's Greenburgh Town Board work session the Greenburgh Town Board spent some time meeting with our Albany lobbyist, John Emrick. We discussed seeking state funding to help the town implement one of Governor Kathy Hochul's goals: more housing (including affordable housing) near train stations. The 4 corners in Hartsdale (East Hartsdale Ave, Central Ave, West Hartsdale Ave) would be an excellent location for mixed use housing. But, we will need state financial help creating turning lanes and safety improvements on West and East Hartsdale Ave (to reduce traffic congestion) and will also need state funding to address flooding conditions on Central Ave.
Because housing near train stations is such a high priority for the Governor, we believe that this is a perfect opportunity to seek help from Albany. The discussion with John Emrick can be watched on the link below (first topic on work session agenda).
This is a link to the Hartsdale Neighbors Association posting about the four corners in Hartsdale: a nice history of community efforts to create mixed use housing at this site.
The Greenburgh Town Board also supports a county grant that will help us move the 4 corner redevelopment initiative forward.
Westchester County has a Downtown Improvement Grant (if chosen the County provides a Consultant no cost to carryout market studies which we would use to focus on the redevelopment potential of Four Corners; if chosen the grant also provides $250,000 for use following the market studies – this is envisioned as funding for a consultant to prepare Zoning Code language to enable redevelopment at Four Corners).2. A resolution approving a NYSDOT contractor to rent the Town owned site on West Hartsdale Avenue for a monthly fee for 3-6 months. This contractor will be carrying out a NYSDOT project to update the traffic signal and make new ADA compliant curb ramps at each 4C intersection. PAUL FEINERGreenburgh Town Supervisor