By Stephen E. Lipken
Mayor Ron Belmont opened the Thursday, June 6th, Harrison Town Board meeting, requesting a Moment of Silence reflecting the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Belmont then mentioned that Wednesday, June 5th marked the 323rd Anniversary of the signing of the Town Charter, “the most important day in Town history. The second most important day was yesterday, the groundbreaking for the MTA Metro North Railroad and Avalon Bay Communities mixed-use development on Halstead Avenue, a shot in the arm for the entire downtown area...”
A Public Hearing was opened regarding a Special Exception Use Permit for a private parking garage at 104 Corporate Park Drive. Attorney Seth Mandelbaum, McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt, White Plains appeared with Mark Creedon, Principal and Studio Leader, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY; Tonia Damiano, Development Associate, Simone Development Companies, Bronx, NY; Guy Leibler, President, Simone Healthcare Development and Marc Petroro, Senior Project Manager, John Meyer Consulting Planning, Engineering Landscaping and Land Surveying PLLC, Armonk.
Mandelbaum said that he represented 104 Corporate Park Realty LLC, owned by Simone Development, emphasizing that the project was different in that the four-story building on site will not be demolished but completely renovated. “Simone is entering into an agreement with Montefiore Hospital to create a children’s ambulatory hospital, similar to their Bronx facility. No overnight stays; a wide range of services will be available and it won’t be necessary for people to go into the Bronx.
“We want ample spaces available so parents will not need to drive around, looking for parking.”
The Board approved the request. Work will begin in August, opening late next year.
Town/Village Engineer Michael Amodeo requested a professional services contract with Langan for Woodside Avenue Roadway Improvement Project at cost not to exceed $14,500.
“It is for installation of a new Sanitary Sewer and increasing the substandard Roadway to 30-feet standard width,” Amodeo noted. An additional $6500 was earmarked for the Water Works’ water main projects and fire hydrant relocations.