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Tuckahoe Board Seeks Input on Crestwood Project

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -  The Tuckahoe Zoning Board will consider a request for a variance from a builder seeking to create more parking spaces for a proposed housing development.

The proposed project is owned by Street Works, LLC, and will be the only item the board will look at during its regular meeting, Wednesday at 7:30 at Village Hall.

The property is located at 300-308 Columbus Ave., and is the former site of two gas stations.

The proprosed project is right across the street from the Crestwood train station and has undergone several revisions, with the latest version discussed at the Dec. 12 zoning board meeting.

The version currently before the board calls for 44 units, including 37 loft spaces, three two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units.

In October, Street Works had sought approval for 49 loft units on the top two floors of the three story building, with the first level consisting of commercial space and a parking garage for residents. The revised plan scaled the project back slightly.

The current plan requests 61 parking spaces, three of which will be designated as handicapped parking.  The zoning board needs to sign off on any variances in order for the plan to take the next step and win sight plan approval from the local planning board.

In the past, residents have voiced their disapproval of the plan, citing already congested street parking near the busy train station.

Zoning board Chair Ronald Gallo is still seeking public comments on this situation before the board makes any decisions. He has said that he believed the Crestwood neighborhood needs improving, but that he was mindful of community concerns.

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