*A previous headline in this story indicated the plan called for widening the street. That is not the case. The proposal calls for adding an additional lane without widening the street. TheLoop apologizes for the error.
Residents of apartment buildings along North Chatsworth Avenue in Larchmont (Town of Mamaroneck), particularly those living in the six-story Carlton House at 35 N. Chatsworth Ave., are expressing concern about a plan to increase parking in the area.
The construction of The Cambium condominium near the entrance to I-95 is anticipated to bring many more cars to the area in need of parking.
Town Board will be discussing a proposal to add an additional parking lane on the southbound side of New Jefferson Street. It will result in three parking lanes (there are presently two) and two traffic lanes.
“This is a terrible idea and we are firmly opposed to it,” writes Robin Steiner of the Carlton House Management Company in a letter to residents there obtained by theLoop. “The Board has indicated that it does not need our approval and plans to go forward with the project. It is imperative that we be heard.”
Plans appear to call for the narrowing of the median on New Jefferson and removal of 15 trees and 4 light poles.
A Public Hearing is planned for May 27, according to notification sent to Carlton Board President Fred Cuccia and others.
“Of great concern to residents at 16 N. Chatsworth, 21 N. Chatsworth and the Carlton House, is the fact that we have been told that one of the primary reasons for this project is the anticipated need for parking by Cambia residents,” the letter circulated at Carlton House reads.
“If that were known when the approvals were granted to the developer, the Town should have required that ample parking was created in the building plan,” it says.
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