The Northern Westchester Examiner

Mixed Use Complex Proposed in Somers

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A proposal for a mixed use complex featuring a grocery store, a multi-family residence for older adults and a memory care facility is being reviewed in Somers.

The Somers Crossing project is being proposed for nearly 15 acres of a nearly 27-acre site on Route 100 by Boniello Land & Realty.

The supermarket would be 19,000 square feet, the 60-unit multi-family residential building would be geared toward “active adults” 55 and older and the memory care facility would have 75 beds.

The scoping document for the project’s draft environmental impact statement was discussed by the town board this summer and the project is scheduled to be back on the agenda when the board meets September 12 “to get some public input,” Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy said last week.

For the project to go forward, zoning code changes would be required, Murphy said. Most of the property is zoned R-80, which allows one home per two acres; and a small portion on the front side of the land is zoned R-40, which allows for one home per acre, she said. The developer is asking the town board to create a Multifamily Residence Downtown Hamlet for the project, which would need planning board approval.

At a special meeting on August 26, the town board selected a series of consultants to review the project for the town. TRC Engineers has been hired to review traffic; Tim Miller and Associates will examine the land use and visual aspects of the development; and CityScape will analyze the cultural resources aspects, Murphy said.

Murphy said she had no opinion on the project. “It is early in the process,” she noted.

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