Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 562

Dear neighbor, Here is the 562nd installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of the Village Board at their meetings.  I continue to add recipients to this email update on agendas so you may be receiving it for the first time. I enjoy getting your feedback and hope to continue to hear from you.  If you do not wish to receive these periodic email updates from me, please reply to this email and your name will be removed from the email list. 

Ann Gallelli

Decoding Village Agendas –  January 10, 2022 

Work Session of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Municipal Building

Hosted by Zoom at the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88541158853?pwd=TWhDS1JvSmFrS25YUU9LNzhMUFo1QT09

1.    Review of Planning Board recommendations on the zoning petition for the North End Gateway District.   The Planning Board reviewed the proposed zoning amendment and has made some substantive suggestions to the proposed text. These include allowing a full third story and provide for additional housing and a more diversified mix of commercial uses. The Planning Board also recommended that in addition to mixed-use buildings that the zoning text amendments also allow all residential building.  Additionally, they recommend that at least one Affordable unit be included in buildings with 5 – 9 apartments.  The backup materials are available from the Village website, click on Projects and Initiatives.

2.      Update from AKRF on the South Riverside Area Zoning Study.   The Board will review some simulations of how the proposed zoning might appear if it was built out.  Views are from the station, Croton Point Avenue, the west end of Benedict, the Route 9 southbound parking ramp and from South Riverside.  The views are based on a FAR of 1.2 and both 4 stories and 5 stories.

3.    Discussion on existing deed restrictions for property adjacent to 72 Thompson Avenue.  The owners are requesting that an existing restriction be removed which would allow them to  change the lot lines to facilitate an additional house on the two lots.

4.    Review of timeline for proposed solar canopy project to be located at Hudson National Golf Club and discussion on future steps.

The Board will review the steps and actions taken since the application’s inception in August 2020.  The Village Attorney will review the procedural steps ahead.  The Village’s representative from LaBella (formerly Chasen) will review recent information and answers received from Matrix that were raised by the Board and the public.  The backup materials are available from the Village website, click on Projects and Initiatives.

5.    Consider a request from the Village Manager to enter into executive session to discuss matters of personnel.

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