President of the Carlton House Board Fred Cuccia, Esq. has provided the condominium building’s position on the proposed new parking plan on New Jefferson Street in Larchmont.
The Town of Mamaroneck has proposed the project, in part, because of the anticipated parking needs of new residents in The Cambium luxury condominium project.
We oppose the proposed plan to add a third parking lane on the south side of New Jefferson Street, requiring the removal of the existing center median, removal of the existing 15 mature trees, and construction of a new median closer to 21 N. Chatsworth.
This will result in three rows of parked cars – two on the southbound lane and one on the northbound lane. This will create a virtual parking lot on a heavily trafficked street used by cars and large tractor trailers.
All this to achieve the stated goal of adding 23 parking spaces. Most importantly, we believe that there is no need for additional parking and that the plan will create safety issues as well as being unsightly and unnecessary.
If this is being done in any way to accommodate the residents of the Cambium because of inadequate parking, we did not create that problem and should not be made to suffer the consequences.
Cuccia says he has been told by board presidents at neighboring residential buildings at both 21 and 16 N. Chatsworth Avenue that they oppose the plan as well.