Proposed Luxury, Mixed Use Rental Community for Renaissance Westchester Hotel
Attorney Christopher Fisher, Cuddy and Feder; Anmol Sajjad, Director of Solar, Bright Core Energy.
By Stephen E. Lipken
Harrison Planning Board Chairman Joseph Stout opened the Wednesday, September 14th meeting. A significant topic was Renaissance Harrison, 80 West Red Oak Lane, transformation of the 28-acre former Renaissance Westchester Hotel site into a residential mixed-use community, including retail and cultural venues available to the public.
“The proposed 28-acre community will adhere to 21st-century standards of walking, biking, sustainability and respect for the property’s outstanding natural landscape,” said Leonard Glickman, principal of Rose Equities which is developing the community with Garden Communities.
“Harrison Planning Board unanimously voted to declare its intent to serve as Lead Agency for the environmental review of the Renaissance Harrison site plan application, which is the first step in the Draft Environmental Impact process as required by state law.
“Renaissance Harrison will be built in two phase and will consist of two residential quads—the North Quad and South Quad—two large gathering spaces to be known as the Commons and the Mansion, plus two set of triplex villas. Neither phase will exceed 380 units with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom luxury apartment homes, many with terraces.
“Proposed luxury amenities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, fire pits and an outdoor amphitheater.
“Access to residential parking and service areas will be via the west drive and lead to Commons, Mansion, villas and to the North, the Wegman’s connector.”
Then, Attorney Christopher Fisher, Cuddy and Feder said that the issue was raised concerning NYS code compliance on Morgan Stanley Parking Garage Solar Carports on 2000 Westchester Avenue issue regarding fire suppression for an open-air parking structure. “There are gaps in actual solar panels for ventilation,” Fisher noted. The Public Hearing was adjourned until the Wednesday, October 25th meeting.