YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An apartment complex is being proposed for a piece of land that abuts the Roma Building property in Yorktown Heights, according to ciyinfo.org.
Local contractor John DeVito and his development team aired the proposal at a recent meeting of the Town Board. On the team are attorney Al Capellini and Joe Riina of Site Design Consultants.
The 2.6-acre site, known as the Weyant parcel, is located at 2040 Crompond Road. It now contains a single-family home that was built in 1906. It would have to be re-zoned for multi-family use.
One version of the plan calls for two, 3-story buildings with 36 market-rate one- and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in space from 725 square feet to 1,200 square feet. The one bedroom units would rent for about $1,500 a month and the two-bedrooms for $2,500.
The two buildings would be separated by a courtyard.
Alternate designs for siting the buildings were also presented to the board.
According to ciyinfo.org, the main access to the site would be on Hamblyn Street off Rote 202. An emergency exit would be constructed on Route 202, which is controlled by the state Department of Transportation.
DeVito plans to keep the old stone wall and healthy, mature trees, ciyinfo.org said.
The plan includes a sidewalk that would link to the existing sidewalk on the Roma Building property.
The site, currently zoned single-family residential , could be rezoned either to R-3 multi-family, which allows nine to 12 units per acre and makes the Planning Board the approval authority, or to a transitional zone that is custom tailored to both what the developer and Town Board agree to and which makes the Town Board the approval authority.
Initially, the plan was to go the transitional zone route, but Supervisor Michael J. Grace suggested that the applicant go to the Planning Board and let that board weigh in on the appropriate zoning district, ciyinfo.org reported.
Councilman Edward A. Lachterman expressed concern about the access to Route 202 and also noted that its density would be higher than that allowed in a straight multi-family zone, according to ciyinfo.org.
Councilman Greg Bernard noted that, like the recent Lexington Avenue rezoning, the proposed project was not located in a single-family home neighborhood. He also pointed out that a nearby nursery school was planning to add a two-story addition to its building, ciyinfo.org said.
Grace suggested that the developer contact the existing homeowners in the neighborhood, ciyinfo.org reported.
DeVito plans to make a presentation to the Planning Board before submitting a formal application.