Mamaroneck Village Trustees have begun the process of rezoning a two-story public parking garage for possible redevelopment as affordable housing.
The Hunter Tier parking structure at 141 Prospect Avenue (across from the Village Police Station and Courthouse) is in need of repair, says one Trustee. Mayor Tom Murphy believes the property, when rezoned, could accommodate between 40 and 50 residential apartments for families making as little as $30-thousand a year.
The property is zoned R-5, which is the village’s most restrictive category for residential density, but is abutted by a C-2 commercial zone which allows for much greater concentration of units. The Mayor explained the move at the Board’s March 27th regular meeting : “We draw the zoning map to include the Hunter Lot and that becomes zone C-2 and the Village, because it owns the lot, puts out an RFP (Request for Proposal) for developers to build an all-affordable development” It is possible that the parking could remain with the residential building rising above it with the developer paying the village air rights.
The Board of Trustees is expected to receive an advisory opinion from the Harbor Coastal Management Commission before formally considering the zoning change.
what the heck. dont the taxpayers have to give approval anymore.
Obviously the mayor is incompetent, insane, or getting kick backs from the construction company. Say goodbye to the mamaroneck village. I love how he just redraws the zoning line.. just like that.
Is this town crazy. We have so much diversity and affordable housing. We are congested. Let our neighbors give up some of their precious towns. We need to preserve our quality of life!! Whose idea is this!!!
What the??? Can the schools support this. Can the traffic support this. What is wrong with this village. We already have the most affordable housing around! I never hear of Rye, Larchmont or Scarsdale worrying about this matter!
Sounds like a feasible plan. Affordable housing is sorely needed!!
This is a terrible idea sprung on our village and my neighborhood. It will create more traffic more pressure on the school system as well as all services. The village of Mamaroneck has numerous tenements which are serving as “affordable” housing. Many are fire traps that should renovated to accommodate lower income residents. If the village can rezone a from R-5 to C-2, what precludes private homeowners who have properties abutting a C-2 zone from building multifamily units.