The White Plains Examiner

Developer Eyes Greenburgh Acreage for High Quality Residential Development

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It’s only in the beginning stages, but Greenburgh officials have already begun to express concerns about a proposed multifamily residential development at One Lawrence Street in the unincorporated section of Ardsley (also known as the Azko Nobel property).

The proposal, called Jefferson at Saw Mill River, was first presented by the developer, JPI, to the Greenburgh Town Board at last week’s work session.

The project would be located near the Saw Mill River Parkway and on the other side of the Rivertowns Square development approved by the Village of Dobbs Ferry. It includes 296 rental units in four and five story buildings on five acres of the 11-acre property. Ten percent of the units would be affordable. Many of the units would be studios and one-bedroom apartments.

According to a conceptual plan, there would be two access points to the site, each located on Lawrence Street.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Councilwoman Dianna Juettner expressed concerns about the added traffic in the immediate area. However, JPI representatives said they would share the use of a shuttle service to nearby train stations from Rivertowns Square in Dobbs Ferry to cut back on traffic issues.

The developer also cited the need for high-quality rental apartments for employees of biotech and other medical and technical companies that are moving into the Westchester area, who want to live in close proximity to their jobs.

If the development is approved the developer says it plans to spend several million dollars cleaning up environmental contamination left on the site as a result of its historical use as a chemical plant. The cleanup would consist of removal of contaminated materials and other methods that will clean the site to the highest residential standards. According to Greenburgh documentation, JPI has already entered the property into the NYS Brownfields Cleanup program after having completed extensive sampling.

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