To the editor,
Residents of Scenic Drive West and Scenic Ridge are seeing a long-time neighborhood anomaly in transition to becoming consistent with its surroundings
The Hendry building, a stand-alone large and vacant office building at 120 Scenic Drive West, is currently being demolished to eventually become two single family houses.
The building was built at a time when the entire area around it was zoned for office use. No other buildings were ever developed there . About fifteen years ago the area was rezoned for residential use except for the Hendry building. Thirty plus single family homes. Known as Westwind, were built along two new streets – Scenic Drive West and Newton Court. The Hendry Building remained – alone and empty.
For the past two years or more, the Village has worked with the prospective owner of the property to enable this change to take place through re-zoning the property to residential. Both past and current Boards supported and enabled this change to come about which will benefit both the neighborhood and the Village.