REPEAL Conifer's special permit for a massive apartment block at Hunts Place
We, the undersigned residents and business owners of New Castle, call upon our elected officials to stop Conifer Realty’s proposed housing development at Hunts Place.
Bound on three sides by the Saw Mill River Parkway, Metro North Railroad tracks and the Rte. 120 Bridge, the proposed four-story, 28-unit building is isolated from other housing, excessively out of scale with its surroundings, and therefore does not further the goals of Westchester County’s Housing Settlement Agreement. Furthermore, at a taxpayer cost of over $15 Million ($545,000 per unit, including roughly $2 million in “development fees” to Conifer), this project richly rewards well-connected private interests and is an egregious misuse of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
We urge our Town Board to repeal the “special permit” for this project, and to instead explore alternative options for affordable housing in New Castle, based upon the following:
- A clear, open and honest process that welcomes input from citizens and local businesses
- Integrated, smaller scale development that fits within our hamle
- Safe, healthy and pleasant development site(s) that meet best practices and further the goals of the Housing Settlement Agreement
We will pursue all available options to stop this ill-advised project, including a court proceeding to challenge the legality of the special permit and process.
Please sign our petition to stop this irresponsible development and ensure a better future for our town.