Minutes Packet Return
  FINAL
TOWN OF GREENBURGH
PLANNING BOARD
AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021 – 7:00 P.M.

Meetings of the Planning Board will be adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
                  

             
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gathering in Town Hall for this meeting. Planning Board Members will participate remotely. If you would like to watch the meeting, you may do so via the Town's website at https://ny-greenburgh.civicplus.com/485/Watch-Live-Board-Meetings or local cable television Altice Channel 76 and Verizon/FiOS Channel 35. If you would like to view the meeting via the Zoom platform or participate in one or more of the public hearings via Zoom, you must pre-register through the Department of Community Development and Conservation by emailing publichearing@greenburghny.com or calling 914-989-1530, specifying the application(s) that you would like to speak on. Instructions to participate will then be emailed to you or you will receive a return phone call.


AGENDA
             
1. ROLL CALL
             
2.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
             
3. CORRESPONDENCE
             
4. OLD BUSINESS
             
a.

 

Case No. PB 19-26 Kaufmann, 36 Hillcrest Avenue (P.O. Ardsley, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit, and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss the decision of a preliminary subdivision and Planning Board steep slope permit application for a proposal consisting of the subdivision of 3 existing tax lots (8.320-238-10, 8.320-238-11 & 8.320-238-9..L6) into two buildable lots to allow the construction of one new single family home. The applicant proposes approximately 1,891 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 4,985 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 4,283 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project involves approximately 70 cubic yards of excavation and 0 cubic yards of imported fill. The applicant proposes the removal of 21 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Planning Board, and proposes the planting of 22 new trees and 9 new shrubs, as replacement. On June 17, 2021, the Zoning Board of Appeals granted an area variance related to the newly proposed lot not having frontage onto a roadway built to Town standards. The properties consist of approximately 23,334 sq. ft. (0.54 acres) and are situated on the east side of Hillcrest Avenue approximately 350 ft. north of the intersection of Larchmont Street and Hillcrest Avenue. The properties are located in the R-7.5 One-Family Residence District and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.320-238-10, 8.320-238-11 & 8.320-238-9..L6.
             
b.

 

Case No. PB 21-11 Grolier, 6 Chauncey Circle (P.O. Ardsley, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
A work session to discuss the decision of a Planning Board steep slope permit application involving the proposed construction of an in-ground pool and patio area, on an existing single-family residential property. The applicant proposes approximately 1,376 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES) and approximately 107 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant is proposing the addition of a 3 foot by 5 foot rip rap level spreader to handle runoff created by new impervious surfaces. The property consists of approximately 41,382 sq. ft. (0.95 acres) and is situated along the west side of the cul-de-sac on Chauncey Circle. The property is located in the R-40 One-Family Residence District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.380-271-4.2.
             
c.

 

Case No. PB 21-15 Fountainhead Apartments, Fountain Lane (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan
A work session to consider a decision on a request to amend a condition of prior site plan approval in connection with the subject property under Case No. PB 79-01, which required that a 6 foot high wooden fence be provided along the entire westerly property line.
 
             
d.

 

Case No. PB 09-12­ BHA Consultants, LLC, 66 Beech Street (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Site Plan & Planning Board Steep Slope Permit Extension Request
A work session to discuss a request for a retroactive extension of a site plan and Planning Board steep slope permit. A former applicant previously received approvals to construct a multi-family residence, consisting of five (5) townhouse style dwelling units, on vacant land. The initial site plan and Planning Board steep slope permit approvals were granted on May 3, 2012. A former owner most recently received extensions of the site plan and Planning Board steep slope permit approvals on April 5, 2018, which were valid through May 3, 2020.
 
             
5. ITEMS FOR PUBLIC HEARING & PUBLIC DISCUSSION (ITEMS WILL START NO SOONER THAN 7:00 PM)
The Planning Board is a group of volunteers appointed by the Town Board to evaluate land use applications in accordance with the Town Code. When property owners seek to develop their land or make improvements via subdivision, or if they will be disturbing an area with a regulated steep slope or within a wetland, watercourse or adjacent buffer area, they must apply to the Planning Board for approval. It is the job of the Planning Board to balance the rights of land owners while ensuring adverse impacts to the surrounding community are minimized. Decisions on adjustments to the proposed plan are based on factual evidence and reviewed for consistency with our Town code and Comprehensive Plan. This evidence primarily comes from applicants and their advisors, site visits conducted by Planning Board members, and input from Town staff, the appropriate Fire District, and the public as part of the public hearing process. The relative popularity of an application is not a factor in Planning Board decisions. Decisions are based on the facts presented.
             
a. Case No. PB 21-10 Parashis, 23 Springwood Avenue (P.O. Ardsley, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit and Tree Removal Permit
A continuation of a public hearing (October 6, 2021) to discuss a Planning Board steep slope permit application involving the proposed construction of a two-car garage, as well as front and rear additions to the home. The applicants propose to demolish retaining walls and staircases at the front of the house and construct a new two-car garage, a new stairway up to the house with planters, an extended front entrance to the house, and a retaining wall. The applicants currently do not have a driveway. The applicants propose to construct a three-season room/enclosed deck in the rear of the house. The applicants additionally propose to replace their roof to support 17kW solar panels. The applicants propose approximately 567 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 734 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 331 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 178 cubic yards of excavation. The applicants propose the addition of two (2) new drywell units to handle the runoff created by impervious surfaces. The following five (5) area variances are required: (1) front setback to principal building from 20 feet required to 17.5 feet proposed; (2) accessory structure setback to principal building from 10 feet required to 3.666 feet proposed; (3) accessory structure setback to side yard from 10 feet required to 0 feet proposed; (4) accessory structure coverage from 6% permitted to 6.4% proposed, and; (5) accessory structure in a front yard. The applicant proposes the removal of one (1) regulated tree requiring a tree removal permit from the Planning Board. The property consists of approximately 7,500 sq. ft. (0.17 acres) and is situated along the west side of Springwood Avenue, approximately 700 feet from the intersection of Springwood Avenue and Riverview Avenue. The property is located in the R-7.5 One-Family Residence District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.320-238-13.

This matter will not be heard and will be adjourned to a future meeting date.
             
b.

 

Case No. PB 21-20 Chacon, 84 Euclid Avenue (P.O. Ardsley, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
A public hearing to discuss a Planning Board steep slope permit application involving the proposed demolition of a 1.5 story one-family residence and construction of a new, 2.5 story one-family residence with related improvements. The existing detached garage would remain. The new home would have a new front walkway and a new rear deck. The applicant is proposing approximately 2,098 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15- 25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES). The applicant requires approximately 233 cubic yards of excavation. The applicant proposes eight (8) 330XL Cultec drywells to handle the runoff created by impervious surfaces. The property consists of approximately 11,512 sq. ft. (0.55 acres) and is situated on the west side of Euclid Avenue, approximately 1,000 feet south of the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Riverview Avenue. The property is located in the R-7.5 One-Family Residence District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.380-271-91.
             
c.

 

Case No. PB 21-07 Greystone PUD Lots 4-7, Carriage Trail (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan and Preliminary Subdivision
A public hearing to discuss a Planning Board amended site plan and resubdivision application for a proposal consisting of the resubdivision of four (4) building lots and one (1) lot containing a roadway, in order to remove the cul-de-sac roadway and revegetate it, distributing the land amongst Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the development. The applicant previously petitioned for and was granted a zoning change to a PUD Planned Unit Development district, allowing for multiple dwellings on a single lot (Case No. TB 19-02). The applicant previously received a Planning Board steep slope permit in connection with its prior subdivision approval (Case No. PB 11-13). The applicant previously received a Planning Board steep slope permit and site plan approval (Case No. PB 20-08) in connection with the development site. The properties consist of approximately 415,303 sq. ft. (9.5 acres) and are situated on the east side of South Broadway (NYS Route 9). The properties are located in the PUD Planned Unit Development District and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.290-141-9.4, 7.290-141-9.5, 7.290-141-9.6, 7.300-142-3.7, and 7.290-141-9.15.
             
6. NEW BUSINESS
             
a.

 

Case No. PB 21-27 Renard Self Storage, 42-44 Hayes Street, (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Site Plan
A pre-submission conference to discuss a potential future site plan application involving the construction of an approximately 140,000 sq. ft., five (5) story self-storage facility on a property that spans both the Village of Elmsford and Town of Greenburgh. The portion of the site situated within the Village consists of approximately 25,350 sq. ft., while the portion of the site situated within the Town consists of approximately 19,650 sq. ft. The properties are situated on the northerly side of Haven Street, between Hayes Street and Nepperhan Avenue. The property within the Town is located in the LI – Light Industrial District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.180-57-1..L5.
             
b.

 

Case No. PB 21-22 DeMairo, Vacant Lot – Crosshill Road, (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Planning Board Wetland/Watercourse Permit and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss a Planning Board wetland/watercourse permit and tree removal permit application involving the proposed construction of a new single-family residence, pool, and related improvements, on an existing, vacant lot. The watercourse and watercourse buffer area on the applicant’s property consist of approximately 21,218 sq. ft., and the applicant is proposing approximately 18,500 sq. ft. of disturbance. The existing on-site watercourse is proposed to be re-routed into a 24” pipe around the property and connected to a 24” pipe that exists adjacent to the rear property line. The watercourse currently functions as a stormwater drainage channel and runs roughly diagonally across the property, from the southeast corner to the northwest corner. The property contains an abandoned pool and shed, both proposed to be removed. The applicant proposes approximately 500 cubic yards of excavation, and 0 cubic yards of imported fill. The applicant proposes the removal of regulated 22 trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Planning Board, and has prepared a landscaping plan which calls for the planting of 35 trees and 10 shrubs, as replacement. The subject property consists of approx. 22,189 sq. ft. (0.51 acres), and is situated on the westerly side of Crosshill Road, approximately 150 ft. south of the intersection of Crosshill Road and Rochambeau Drive. The property is situated in the R-20 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map as Parcel ID: 8.280-215-11.
             
c.

 

Case No. PB 21-18 Bhatti, 14 Payne Street & 175 Winthrop Avenue, (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss a preliminary subdivision and tree removal permit application involving the proposed subdivision of two (2) existing lots into nine (9) lots for the purpose of constructing nine (9) new single-family homes, with related improvements. Parcel ID: 7.190-70-5 (14 Payne Street) consists of approximately 41,183 sq. ft. (0.95 acres) and contains a dilapidated house and garage, both proposed to be removed. Parcel ID: 7.190-70-6 (175 Winthrop Avenue) consists of approximately 7,500 sq. ft. (0.17 acres) and contains an existing residence, also proposed to be demolished. Four (4) of the proposed residences would have access off of Payne Street, three (3) would have access off of North Lawn Avenue, and two (2) would have access off of Winthrop Avenue. The applicant proposes a total of 29 Cultec 330 XL drywells and 25 Cultec 100HD drywells to handle runoff created by impervious surfaces. The applicant proposes the removal of twelve (12) regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit, and has prepared a landscaping plan providing for the planting of 21 trees, as replacement. The properties consist of approximately 48,683 sq. ft. (1.12 acres) and are situated on the north side of Payne Street, between North Lawn Avenue and Winthrop Avenue. The properties are located in the R-5 One-Family Residence District and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.190-70-5 & 7.190-70-6.
             
7. OLD BUSINESS (continued)
             
a. Case No. PB 20-24 Bloom Energy, 151 Fulton Street (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Planning Board Amended Site Plan
A continuation of a work session (September 14, 2021 & October 20, 2021) to discuss a Planning Board amended site plan application involving the proposed installation of six (6) outdoor natural gas clean fuel cell energy servers. The applicant is proposing the installation of six (6) energy servers to provide approximately 1,500 kW of base load power to the site. The installation would have a footprint of approximately 2,450 sq. ft. and be surrounded by bollards, and located within an existing parking lot. The project requires the removal of 14 of the existing 30 off-street parking spaces. The applicant has proposed the addition of 13 off-street parking spaces to compensate, resulting in 29 parking spaces, where 29 are required. The applicant has added a gravel service area around the servers to offset the additional impervious surfaces from the parking spaces. The project has been reviewed by the Town Building Inspector, and the following area variance is required: accessory structure proposed within the front yard. The properties consist of approximately 53,578 sq. ft. (1.23 acres) and are situated on the northern side of the intersection of Fulton Street and Russell Street. The properties are located in the IB Intermediate Business District and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.80-42-1 & 2.

In acknowledgement of the referral of this project to the Conservation Advisory Council, the applicant and Planning Board mutually agreed to reschedule further discussion of this matter to the November 17, 2021 Planning Board meeting.
             
8. DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenburgh Planning Board will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 beginning at 7:00 pm.

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