Residents Against Stadium Lighting at Concordia
We, the neighbors and surrounding community of Concordia College, request Concordia to withdraw its proposal to include 60 foot stadium lights on a small field nestled in our residential neighborhood on Rose Avenue in the Village of Tuckahoe and bordering the Village of Bronxville. If the proposal is not withdrawn, we call on the Tuckahoe Planning Board to deny the installation of these 60 foot structures that are taller than many of the buildings located in our village and will tower over the neighborhood of single family homes.
We also call on the Mayor of Tuckahoe, the Mayor of Bronxville and the Town Supervisor of Eastchester to protect the character and quality of life of our residential neighborhoods in the villages and town.
Concordia College is a good neighbor which benefits from the neighborhood and community that surrounds it. The community wants to help it succeed and flourish, but the addition of these lights negatively impact the area.
These large structures do not fit within our quiet, residential neighborhoods with narrow and softly lit streets. They do not fit within the character of our community.
These large, 60 foot light poles will extend over the trees and be very visible 5 - 6 months a year when the leaves are off the trees and the lights are most in use. They will illuminate the sky causing light pollution and will attract attention beyond the immediate neighborhood as a dome of light.
Stadium lights are best suited to commercial and industrial areas, or in isolated locations which do not impact our residential neighborhoods.
Again, we call on Concordia College, the Tuckahoe Planning Board, the Mayor of Tuckahoe, the Mayor of Bronxville and the Town Supervisor of Eastchester to protect the character and quality of life of our small villages and town in a sustainable fashion.