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  TOWN OF GREENBURGH PLANNING BOARD
GREENBURGH TOWN HALL
AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 – 4:00 P.M.

Meetings of the Planning Board will be adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
                  

 
             
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gathering in Town Hall for this meeting. If you would like to watch the meeting, you may do so via the Town's website or via cable television. If you would like to participate in one or more of the public hearings, you must pre-register through the Department of Community Development and Conservation by emailing publichearing@greenburghny.com or calling 914-989-1538, specifying the applications 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.   COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
5.   REFERRALS FROM THE TOWN BOARD
 
6.   OLD BUSINESS
 
a.  
Case No. PB 18-21 DiNapoli & Levy Subdivision, Saw Mill River Road, (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision
A work session to discuss the decision of a preliminary subdivision application involving the proposed creation of a new lot line consistent with the current tax lot layout involving two (2) tax parcels. The applicants are proposing to create two (2) buildable lots from two (2) vacant tax parcels. There is no physical development proposed as part of this application. Vacant tax lot 7.450-256-22.2 (Saw Mill River Road) is proposed to remain 149,601 sq. ft. (3.43 acres) and vacant tax lot 7.450-256-22.1 (Saw Mill River Road) is proposed to remain 200,373 sq. ft. (4.60 acres). It is noted that, in 2009, for purpose of taxation only, this property was divided into two separate lots. The applicants seek to formally subdivide the property to conform to the layout of the tax lots. The properties consist of approximately 349,974 sq. ft. and are situated on the east side of Saw Mill River Road, approximately 175 feet from the intersection of White House Road and Saw Mill River Road. The properties are located in the R-20 One-Family Residence District, and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID’s: 7.450-256-22.1 & 22.2.
 
b.  


Case No. PB 20-02 Bharathi, 170 Worthington Road, (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Wetland/Watercourse Permit and Tree Removal Permit (Town Forestry Officer approval)
A work session to discuss the decision of a wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed construction of a single-family residence on an approved lot, with related improvements. It is noted that this property was part of a subdivision and wetland/watercourse permit issued by the Planning Board (PB 05-04) on August 5, 2010. The originally approved subdivision, while involving disturbances to the on-site wetland, watercourse and adjacent buffer, and required mitigation which was carried out by the former owner, cited the new house outside of the 100-foot regulated buffer area. The wetland, watercourse and wetland/watercourse buffer area on the applicant’s property consist of approximately 32,868 sq. ft., and the applicant is proposing approximately 10,386 sq. ft. of disturbance within the regulated buffer area. No direct disturbance to the wetland or watercourse is proposed. The applicant proposes approximately 1,207 cubic yards of excavation, and 0 cubic yards of imported fill. The applicant proposes a series of drywells, both in front of and to the rear of the proposed residence, to handle stormwater runoff from new impervious surfaces. One (1) regulated tree is proposed for removal in connection with the project. The applicant has provided a landscaping plan which calls for the planting of trees and shrubs, as replacement. The subject property consists of approximately 48,591 sq. ft., and is situated on the westerly side of Worthington Road, opposite the intersection of Country Club Drive and Worthington Road. The property is situated in the R-20 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town as Parcel ID: 7.450-261-2.2.
 
c.  
Case No. PB 19-29 Baker Subdivision, 209 Prospect Avenue, (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Final Subdivision
A work session to discuss the decision of a final subdivision application consisting of a proposal to subdivide an existing, vacant lot, in order to construct two new single-family residences. The subject property consists of approximately 10,016 sq. ft. which the applicant proposes to subdivide into two separate lots, consisting of 5,005 sq. ft. (Lot 1) and 5,011 sq. ft. (Lot 2). One (1) new single-family residence is proposed to be built on each lot, in compliance with the Town’s zoning regulations. The applicant proposes the removal of fifteen (15) regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit through the Planning Board. The applicant proposes the planting of seventeen (17) new trees, and eight (8) new shrubs, as replacement. The subject property consists of approximately 10,016 sq. ft., and is situated on the south side of Prospect Avenue, approximately 150 feet west of the intersection of Prospect Avenue and New Street. The property is situated in an R-5 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.10- 10-27.
 
d.  
Case No. TB 19-21/PB 19-19 Columbia Wegman Hartsdale Assisted Living, 202 West Hartsdale Avenue, (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Site Plan (Town Board approval), Special Permit (Town Board approval), Planning Board Steep Slope Permit, and Tree Removal Permit (Town Forestry Officer approval) A continuation of a work session (December 4, 2019, January 15, 2020, and February 19, 2020) to discuss a site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board special permit (Assisted Living Facility – Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), and Planning Board steep slope permit application involving the proposed demolition of the former Maplewood Swim Club and the redevelopment of the site into a 119 unit, 134 bed assisted living facility, consisting of approximately 106,000 sq. ft., with 70 off-street parking spaces (65 paved and 5 grasscrete), and related improvements. The applicant submitted an alternate driveway circulation layout that: 1) maintains the primary access; 2) maintains the secondary emergency only access; 3) provides a parking area in the front of the building towards West Hartsdale Avenue; and 4) provides 3/4 circulation around the building. The project requires an area variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The project involves approximately 44,392 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), 19,225 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and 48,177 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant proposes the removal of 279 regulated trees from the property, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Forestry Officer. The applicant has prepared a landscaping plan which calls for the planting of 146 new trees, as replacement. The property consists of approximately 386,377.20 sq. ft. (8.87 acres) and is situated on the south side of West Hartsdale Avenue, at the intersection of Maplewood Road. The property is situated in an R-20 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.200-150-7. At the request of the applicant, this matter will not be discussed.
 
7.   NEW BUSINESS
 
a.  


Case No. PB 20-05 Cinicolo, 375 Executive Boulevard (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan
A work session to discuss an amended site plan application for a proposal consisting of improvements to and expansion of an existing parking lot and warehouse use. The applicant is proposing to construct 15 additional off-street parking spaces along the south side of the building located at 375 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford NY. Access to the proposed parking spaces would be provided via an existing driveway on the adjacent parcel to the south (399 Executive Boulevard), via a shared driveway access easement. The proposed spaces would correct an existing non-conformity related to off-street parking. The existing on site uses require 101 off-street parking spaces where 87 spaces exist; the 15 proposed spaces would provide a total of 102 off-street parking spaces. In addition to the parking space additions, the applicant is proposing vehicular access to the existing warehouse space within the existing on-site building, through the addition of an overhead door. The project requires approximately 310 cubic yards of excavation. Area variances are required from the Zoning Board of Appeals in connection with the project. The property consists of approximately 158,183 sq. ft. (3.63 acres) and is situated on the east side of Executive Boulevard. The property is located in the PD Nonresidential Planned Development District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.120-18-5.
 
b.  
Case No. TB 20-03/PB 20-06 GHP Taxter LLC, 555-565 Taxter Road (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral), Planning Board Steep Slope Permit, and Wetland/Watercourse Permit
A work session to discuss an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Planning Board steep slope permit and wetland/watercourse permit application for a project consisting of the proposed construction of 108 parking spaces on the subject site, over two existing stormwater detention areas. New subsurface stormwater detention facilities are proposed to be constructed under the proposed parking to replicate existing conditions. The additional parking is required to facilitate the change of a portion of the tenant space to medical office. The medical office conversion would result in 1,227 parking spaces required, where 1,126 exist. The applicant is proposing 108 additional spaces, which will result in a total of 1,234 spaces. The applicant is proposing to land bank the proposed spaces, to be constructed should the demand be realized. The applicant proposes approximately 5,663 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), 4,356 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and 27,097 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 17,000 cubic yards of imported fill. The project requires disturbance to the existing on-site drainage basins which necessitates a wetland/watercourse permit. The applicant proposes the removal of 17 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Forestry Officer.The property consist of approximately 747,933 sq. ft. (17.17 acres) and is situated on the west side of Taxter Road, south of the intersection of Taxter Road and West Main Street. The property is located in the OB Office Business District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.240-103-1..L5.
 
c.  
Case No. PB 20-07 Cuomo, 18 Bradley Avenue (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Minor Project Wetland/Watercourse Permit
A work session to discuss a minor project wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed construction of an approximately 574 sq. ft. single level deck to be built around an existing above ground pool, in the rear yard of the subject property. The watercourse and watercourse buffer on the applicant’s property consists of approximately 18,056 Planning Board Agenda May 6, 2020 sq. ft., and the applicant is proposing approximately 574 sq. ft. of disturbance. The applicant proposes approximately 2.4 cubic yards of excavation in order to install deck footings. No imported fill is required in connection with the project. The applicant proposes a 4" bed of crushed stone under the deck to assist with stormwater infiltration. The subject property consists of approximately 23,087 sq. ft. and is situated on the north side of Bradley Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Park Avenue West. The property is situated in the R-10 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.30-22-1.
 
8.   ITEMS FOR PUBLIC HEARING & PUBLIC DISCUSSION
 
a.  
Case No. PB 20-07 Cuomo, 18 Bradley Avenue (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Minor Project Wetland/Watercourse Permit
A work session to discuss a minor project wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed construction of an approximately 574 sq. ft. single level deck to be built around an existing above ground pool, in the rear yard of the subject property. The watercourse and watercourse buffer on the applicant’s property consists of approximately 18,056 Planning Board Agenda May 6, 2020 sq. ft., and the applicant is proposing approximately 574 sq. ft. of disturbance. The applicant proposes approximately 2.4 cubic yards of excavation in order to install deck footings. No imported fill is required in connection with the project. The applicant proposes a 4" bed of crushed stone under the deck to assist with stormwater infiltration. The subject property consists of approximately 23,087 sq. ft. and is situated on the north side of Bradley Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Park Avenue West. The property is situated in the R-10 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.30-22-1.
 
b.  
Case No. PB 19-31 Lewis Masters Holdings, LP (Shoprite), 320 Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
A continuation of a public hearing (January 2, 2020) to discuss a Planning Board steep slope permit application for a project involving the proposed redevelopment of a site containing a now closed movie theater and associated retail building. The proposal includes the demolition of an existing approximately 42,000 sq. ft. multiplex cinema and separate multi-level retail building, and the construction of a new approximately 75,711 sq. ft. grocery store with an accessory interior restaurant space, together with approximately 10,765 sq. ft. of attached separate retail space, an approximately 3,000 sq. ft. retail outbuilding towards the front of the lot, and associated site grading, parking and stormwater management facilities. The applicant proposes to construct 519 off-street parking spaces where 544 spaces are required. On April 1, 2020, the Planning Board approved a shared parking reduction of 25 parking spaces. The project involves approximately 427,436 sq. ft. of disturbance, with 12,257 sq. ft. of proposed disturbance on 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), 4,725 sq. ft. of disturbance on 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and 6,317 sq. ft. of disturbance on 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 37,000 cubic yards of excavation and 0 cubic yards of imported fill. The applicant proposes the removal of 218 trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Forestry Officer. The project requires site plan approval from the Town Board (TB 19-03). The project also requires a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The property consists of approximately 458,437 sq. ft. and is situated on the northeast corner of Saw Mill River Road and Old Country Road. The applicant proposes to reconfigure the existing signaled intersection at Saw Mill River Road and construct a new driveway along Old Country Road. The property is located in the DS – Designed Shopping District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.120-19-25.
 
c.  
Case No. PB 19-30 Splash Carwash, 208 Tarrytown Road (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan A public hearing to discuss an amended site plan application for a proposal consisting of the renovation of an existing car wash with various site improvements and circulation enhancements. The applicant, Splash Car Wash White Plains III, LLC, has leased a 1.17 acre portion of the 1.54 acre property, which contains an existing gas station and car wash. The applicant is proposing to renovate the existing car wash facility, including but not limited to, the complete overhaul of the automated wash tunnel, the incorporation of three (3) dedicated queuing lanes, the installation of 19 vacuum stations, modifications to the existing parking areas and site circulation patterns, perimeter landscaping and signage improvements. It is noted that, in 2017, a special permit (TB 16-13) for a convenience store and related improvements in connection with the gas station was granted. The properties consist of approximately 67,082 sq. ft. (1.54 acres) and are situated on the north side of Tarrytown Road at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Tarrytown Road. The properties are located in the DS Designed Shopping District, and are designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.490-303-2 & 7.490-303-3. This matter will not be heard, and will be adjourned to a future date.
 
9.   ESTABLISH DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenburgh Planning Board will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm, via Zoom-enabled Video Conference.

 
 

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