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Port Chester Discusses United Hospital Site's Future

Resolution: Village Board of Trustees would be "lead agency" for zoning review process.

The Port Chester village Board of Trustees tonight is slated to discuss the next step in the proposed redevelopment of the former United Hospital site until a mixed-us residential complex.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the Village Court, 350 N. Main St. Port Chester, following a closed-door "executive session" at 6 p.m.

On tonight's agenda is a resolution that would begin the review process for Starwood Capital Group's proposal for the closed-hospital site on 14 acres just off Boston Post Road. The resolution would declare the village Board of Trustees as the legal "lead agency" for the environmental review process for the proposal.

Proposed: 820 residential units in five- and six-story buildings, with 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail and commercial uses and 1,350 parking spots in surface and underground structures. The residential units would have a mix of sizes: 5 percent studios, 48 percent one-bedroom and 47 percent two-bedrooms.

To make the project possible, Starwood is seeking a zoning change from the site's current two-family residential designation to a special district that allows for a planned development. The project would demolish the old, unused hospital.

While the site is in a busy section of Port Chester with large shopping center just across Boston Post Road, the redevelopment of the site has become a major topic of disucssion among village residents because of concerns over its impact on the Port Chester School District.

Some residents fear the size of the project could worsen existing problems face by the school district in providing services for the densely-packed village.

eatingdogfood November 20, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Senior housing. Over 55 solves your crowded school problem.
Inigo Montoya November 20, 2012 at 08:51 PM
....that just leaves 1000 extra cars going in/out of that intersection a couple times a day. You're right though, and unfortunately, Starwood isn't proposing limiting it to seniors.
Bart Didden November 20, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Willett House, now that is funny! I do have a full time job.
Bart Didden November 20, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Good Afternoon everyone, here is the link to the Village website, the Starwood material starts at page 121 http://www.portchesterny.com/pages/PortchesterNY_BTrustAg/11-19-2012%20Agenda%20Backup.pdf
Rob Thomas January 05, 2013 at 08:03 PM
affordable housing? now that is a joke. i would rather see un-affordable housing built in PC at this point. Hotel? Retail? Job creation? Bring wealth and business? Why stop there? Heck lets combine all those ideas..... Casino anyone?

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