While no public meetings have yet been scheduled, the Village of Larchmont says community members will have the opportunity to provide input both to the Village Board and the Planning Board about a proposed condominium building in the downtown area.
Rye -based developer Elk Homes wants to build a 26-unit luxury condominium residence at 108-114 Chatsworth and 65 Wendt Avenues in the heart of the Village of Larchmont.
Centro Larchmontwould occupy the site of vacant retail spaces, formerly a food market and flower shop, which are slated for demolition.
Elk says the development would include 23 market rate and 3 affordable condominium residences ranging in size from 900 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Elk says Centro Larchmontwill feature an elegant lobby entrance and will include 5,000 square feet of modern retail space along Chatsworth Avenue.
Elk Homes came before the Larchmont Board earlier this month.
“Their proposal includes a 26-unit residential building, with 5,000 sq feet of retail space on the first floor. In addition, Elk Homes is proposing to build a parking deck for the Village, that will add 27 much needed public parking spaces to our downtown, as well as a pedestrian passageway connecting the Wendt lot with Chatsworth Avenue,” according to the Village website.
In comments posted by readers of our original story, residents are clearly mixed in their opinions.
“Ruination of this lovely town,” writes one resident. “This is great, it will make downtown Larchmont nicer,” writes another.
“This project has many anticipated benefits, the Village says, “such as increased tax revenue for both the School District and the Village, increased commerce in our business district, a new alternative for empty nesters who want to downsize and increased public parking. The school and traffic studies performed by Kimley-Horn show a minimal impact on our infrastructure and school district.”
The following documents were presented to the Board of Trustees by Elk Chatsworth LP at the Board of Trustees Meeting held on April 15, 2019.