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  FINAL
TOWN OF GREENBURGH PLANNING BOARD
GREENBURGH TOWN HALL
AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 – 7:00 P.M.

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

 
             
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AGENDA
 
1.   ROLL CALL
 
2.  


APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
3.   CORRESPONDENCE
 
4.   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 21-12 Liken, 85 & 89 Hillcrest Road (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision
A public hearing to discuss a preliminary subdivision application for a proposal consisting of the resubdivision of two (2) lots into one (1) lot for the purpose of consolidating the parcels. Tax parcel 8.250-182-16, known as 89 Hillcrest Road, contains a one-family residence with related improvements, and consists of approximately 63,193 sq. ft. (1.45 acres). Tax parcel 8.250-182-17, known as 85 Hillcrest Road, contains minor improvements and landscaping, such as a pergola and a fountain, and consists of approximately 25,997 sq. ft. (0.6 acres). No site work is proposed as part of this application. The properties consist of approximately 89,190 sq. ft. (2.05 acres) and are situated on the north side of Hillcrest Road, approximately 200 feet west of the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Maple Avenue. 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: 8.250-182-16 & 8.250-182-17.
 
5.   OLD BUSINESS
 
a.   Case No. PB 19-32 Van Ness, 250 Fort Hill Road (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss the decision of a preliminary subdivision application involving a proposal to subdivide one (1) existing lot, approximately 67,075 sq. ft. in size, into two (2) buildable lots, for the purpose of constructing one (1) new single-family residence. Proposed Lot 7A would total approximately 33,186 sq. ft. and would be improved with one (1) new single-family residence. Proposed Lot 7B would total approximately 33,889 sq. ft. and an existing on-site residence would remain. Thirteen (13) regulated trees are proposed for removal as part of the project, requiring a tree removal permit from the Planning Board. The applicant has prepared a landscaping plan which provides for the planting of 27 new trees, as replacement. The property consists of approximately 67,075 sq. ft. and is situated on the west side of Fort Hill Road, across from the intersection of Fort Hill Road and Penny Lane. The property is located in the R-20 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.520-356-7.
 
b.   Case No. TB 20-11 Hackley School, 293 Benedict Avenue (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, and Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
A continuation of a work session (June 16, 2021 and July 7, 2021) to discuss a recommendation to the Town Board on an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board tree removal permit, and Planning Board steep slope permit application involving the proposed construction of a new arts center building with related parking and infrastructure. The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing building and Zetkov Gymnasium and construct the new arts center building and parking area in those locations, respectfully. The new arts center building falls within the Town of Greenburgh, while the proposed parking areas are located within the Village of Tarrytown. The applicant is proposing the net addition of 64 parking spaces; 31 spaces to be built on the location of the existing Zetkov Gymnasium, 3 parallel parking spaces along the existing roadway north of the proposed parking lot, and potential future expansion to the southwest of the proposed parking area, adding a total of 29 parking spaces to existing parking lots. The applicant proposes approximately 2,330 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES) and 14,803 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 28,100 cubic yards of excavation and approximately 16,900 cubic yards of imported fill, requiring a fill permit. The applicant is proposing the removal of 34 regulated trees within the Town and 35 trees witin the Village, and has prepared a landscaping plan calling for the planting of 70 trees in both the Town and Village, as replacement. The project area is approximately 205,377 sq. ft. (4.72 acres), with approximately 48,800 sq. ft. (1.12 acres) located within the Town of Greenburgh. The subject property is situated on the north side of Benedict Avenue, approximately 500 feet east of the intersection of Benedict Avenue and Midland Avenue. It 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: 7.171-49-1 and 7.51-1-4 & 7.51-1-..ST.
 
6.   NEW BUSINESS
 
a.  


Case No. PB 21-15 Fountainhead Apartments, Fountain Lane (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan
A work session to discuss 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.
 
b.  


Case No. PB 21-14 Marian Woods, 152 Ridge Road (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision (Pre-Submission Conference)
A pre-submission conference to discuss a potential future subdivision application involving the subdivision of one (1) existing lot into two (2) lots for the purpose of isolating an existing house (Coolock House), to be used as a residence. The existing 488,908 sq. ft. (11.22 acres) property is proposed to be subdivided to create a separate, 43,560 sq. ft. (1 acre) parcel to contain an existing residence which is to remain. The property is located adjacent to the Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve site and currently contains the Coolock House mansion and the Sister of Mercy adult care facility and convent. The new, 1 acre parcel would contain the Coolock House mansion and some surrounding land area. Minor site work is proposed to modify the existing driveway and provide a dedicated parking area for the mansion, as well as related landscaping. The mansion (residence) would be accessed via the same road it currently is, with an easement provided. The applicant has indicated that two (2) area variances likely are required, related to not having direct access and frontage onto a roadway built to Town standards. The property consists of approximately 488,908 sq. ft. (11.22 acres) and is situated on the south side of Ridge Road, approximately 200 feet from its intersection with Hillcrest Road, The property is located in the R-20 One-Family Residence District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.241-181-4.2.
 
7.   DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenburgh Planning Board will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 beginning at 7:00 pm.
 

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