FINAL
TOWN OF GREENBURGH
PLANNING BOARD AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 – 5:00 P.M.

Meetings of the Planning Board will be adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
                  

             
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, 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, you must pre-register through the Department of Community Development and Conservation by emailing publichearing@greenburghny.com or calling 914-989-1530, 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. OLD BUSINESS
 
a.  

 

Case No. PB 17-06 NRSF, Ardsley Road & Old Sprain Road (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit, Wetland/Watercourse Permit, and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss the decision of a preliminary subdivision, Planning Board steep slope permit, and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the subdivision of one (1) existing lot into four (4) lots: three (3) new residential lots and one (1) lot associated with a new, private, cul-de-sac roadway, built to Town standards. Access to each of the three (3) residential lots would be provided via a newly proposed cul-de-sac roadway that would be constructed off of Ardsley Road. Lot 1, to be developed with a single-family residence, is proposed to consist of 106,042 sq. ft., Lot 2, to be developed with a single-family residence, is proposed to consist of 37,900 sq. ft., and Lot 3, to be developed with a single-family residence, is proposed to consist of 59,017 sq. ft. Lot 4, to be developed with a private cul-de-sac roadway built to Town standards and serve each of the three (3) newly proposed residential lots, would consist of 30,125 sq. ft. The applicant proposes approximately 27,104 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), 21,419 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and 13,988 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 5,500 cubic yards of excavation. The applicant is proposing the disturbance of approximately 39,345 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse and adjacent buffer area within the approximately 55,774 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse and adjacent buffer area on-site. The applicant is proposing the removal of 220 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Planning Board, and proposes the planting of 139 trees, as replacement. The property consists of approximately 227,325 sq. ft. (5.2 acres) and is situated on the east side of the intersection of Ardsley Road and Old Sprain Road. The property is located in the R-20 One-Family Residential District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.390-275-1.
 
 
b.  

 

Case No. PB 21-03 Marron, 710 Ardsley Road (P.O. Scardsale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision and Wetland/Watercourse Permit A work session to discuss the decision of a preliminary subdivision and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed resubdivision of 3 existing lots, for the purposes of: (1) connecting the driveway of the existing residence on Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.1 to a proposed private, cul-de-sac roadway, associated with an adjacent subdivision currently under consideration by the Town (Case No. PB 17-06 NRSF, Ardsley Road & Sprain Road Subdivision); (2) providing potential future driveway access for Parcel 8.390-275-9.2 to the above referenced private, cul-de-sac roadway; and (3) to straighten the easterly property line associated with Parcel 8.390-275-9.3. Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.1 currently consists of 25,172 sq. ft. and is proposed to consist of 27,806 sq. ft. Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.2 currently consists of 23,217 sq. ft. and is proposed to consist of 20,171 sq. ft. Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.3 currently consists of 20,012 sq. ft. and is proposed to consist of 20,423 sq. ft. The existing driveway to the Marron residence on Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.1 is proposed to be removed and planted with trees and shrubs. An off-site wetland exists, with the 100-foot regulated buffer extending onto the applicant’s site. The applicant is proposing the disturbance of approximately 4,655 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area, within the approximately 10,160 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area on-site. It is noted that the Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.2 and 8.390-275-9.3 are part of a previously approved subdivision, where Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.2 contains a portion of an existing pool and Parcel ID 8.390-275-9.3 is undeveloped. The properties consist of approximately 68,400 sq. ft. (1.67 acres) and are situated on the east side of the intersection of Ardsley Road and Old Sprain 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: 8.390-275-9.1, 8.390-275-9.2, and 8.390-275-9.3
 
c.  

 

Case No. PB 20-16­ Captain Lawrence, 444 Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Elmsford, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit, and Tree Removal PermitA work session to discuss the decision ofan amended site plan, Planning Board steep slope permit, and tree removal permit application involving the proposed construction of an approximately 15,166 sq. ft., 36 space parking lot area. The applicant’s proposal would increase the total number of off-street parking spaces on the site, from 180 to 215, as one existing space will be eliminated in order to provide an additional, on-site handicap space. The applicant is proposing a new curb cut on Clearbrook Road to access the proposed parking area, along with a stairwell leading from the proposed parking lot to an existing parking area. The applicant proposes approximately 16,836.6 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 5,209.6 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 322.6 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 2,272 cubic yards of excavation and approximately 949 cubic yards of imported fill, requiring a fill permit from the Town Engineer. The applicant proposes the removal of 53 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit, and has prepared a preliminary landscaping plan calling for the planting of 23 trees and 22 shrubs, as replacement. The proposal would increase impervious surface coverage from 55.5% to 59.2%. The applicant is proposing the installation of 44 Cultec 330 XLHD chambers to handle the additional runoff from new impervious surfaces. The property consists of approximately 393,153 sq. ft. (9.03 acres) and is situated along the east side of Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), at the intersection of Saw Mill River Road and Hunter Lane. 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: 7.120-17-1.
 
d.  

 

Case No. PB 20-15 Gjonbalaj, 14 Rock Hill Lane (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit and Tree Removal Permit
A work session to discuss the decision of a Planning Board steep slope permit and tree removal permit application involving the proposed demolition of an existing guest house and stairway, and the proposed construction of a pool, pool patio with a cabana, a basement addition with a terrace above, a deck, and related improvements. The applicant is proposing the addition of three (3) rain gardens to handle the additional runoff created by impervious surfaces. The applicant proposes approximately 2,122 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15- 25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 1,617 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 3,247 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The project requires approximately 218 cubic yards of excavation. The project requires the removal of eight (8) regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit, and the applicant has prepared a landscaping plan calling for the planting of 31 trees and various shrubs, as replacements. It is noted that the Planning Board issued a steep slope permit on March 29, 2018 (Case No. PB 17-23) involving a similar proposal at the site. The property consists of approximately 42,644 sq. ft. (0.98 acres) and is situated along the east side of Rock Hill 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: 8.350-252-54.
 
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Case No. PB 21-06 Essential Jiu Jitsu, 10 County Center Road (P.O. White Plains, N.Y.) – Special Permit (Fully Enclosed Commercial Recreation Facilty) and Planning Board Shared Parking Reduction Request
A work session to discuss the decision of a special permit (fully enclosed commercial recreation facility) application and Planning Board shared parking reduction request involving the proposed conversion of approximately 7,975 sq. ft. of vacant office space to a Jiu Jitsu martial arts studio. There would be no site work as part of this project. The building consists of approximately 168,000 sq. ft. of office space (much of which is currently vacant), requiring 560 off-street parking spaces, where 265 spaces exist on-site. The proposed conversion of 7,975 sq. ft. of office space to fully enclosed commercial recreation space requires an additional 13 off-street parking spaces, for which the applicant is requesting a shared parking reduction. The building previously was granted a shared parking reduction of 41 spaces as part of Case No. PB 14-05 (Victory Tabernacle) associated with the conversion of 3,475 sq. ft. office space to a religious use. The applicant noted that the majority of its business would occur in the evening, after the offices in the building have closed.The property consists of approximately 158,558 sq. ft. (3.64 acres) and is situated at the intersection of County Center Road and Old Kensico Road. The property is located in the LOB Limited Office Building District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.500-309-17.
 
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Case No. TB 21-07/PB 21-05 Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, and Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
A work session to discuss a recommendation to the Town Board on an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board) and Town Board tree removal permit application involving the proposed development of a portion of the Ferncliff Cemetery to install underground concrete vaults, with related improvements. The applicant is proposing the construction of various crypts and burial vaults on previously undeveloped cemetery land, with related retaining walls and landscaping. The applicant is proposing the removal of 48 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Board, and has prepared a landscaping plan providing for the planting of 15 trees, 1,362 shrubs, and various groundcovers, as replacement.he applicant proposes approximately 12,928 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 2,255 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 1,118 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES), requiring a steep slope permit from the Planning Board. The property consists of approximately 2,765,189 sq. ft. (63.48 acres) and is situated along the north side of Secor Road. It was most recently the subject of an amended site plan as part of Case No. TB 19-22, that was approved by the Town Board February 12, 2020. The property is located in the R-30 One-Family Residence District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 8.171-123-1.
 
g.  

 

Case No. TB 21-04 Chapter 285 – Battery Energy Storage System Facilities – Zoning Text [Local Law] Amendment (Referral from Town Board)
A continuation of a work session (April 21, 2021 and May 17, 2021) to consider a report and recommendation to the Town Board on a zoning text [Local Law] amendment referral related to Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facilities. The local law would create a special permit and related processes for BESS facilities, as a newly defined use, applicable in various Zoning Districts of the Town, using a Tier-based system for differently scaled systems. The proposed amendments would also make modifications to clarify aspects of § 285-10A(4)(b) Public Utility Structures. The Town-initiated local law was prepared with guidance from a Town Board-appointed BESS Committee, and was referred on April 14, 2021.
 
5. NEW BUSINESS
 
a.  

 

Case No. TB 21-06/PB 21-04 Regeneron, 777 Old Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit & Wetland/Watercourse Permit
A work session to discuss an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board tree removal permit, Planning Board steep slope permit and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed construction of a 2-story, 207,940 sq. ft. Research & Development (R&D) building and structured parking facility within an existing R&D Campus, with related improvements. The proposal includes the demolition of existing parking areas and other site features. The location of the project was the subject of prior amended site plan (TB 14-05) and related approvals (PB 14-16) for a differently configured building and parking layout, which was never constructed. The Applicant no longer seeks to construct per the prior approvals, based on its updated needs for the site. The applicant now proposes approximately 29,064 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 9,764 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 3,137 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant proposes approximately 87,987 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area disturbance within the 957,355 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse, and adjacent buffer area on the site. The applicant proposes a total disturbance area of 500,940 sq. ft. (11.55 acres) as part of the project. The applicant proposes the removal of 152 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Board, and has prepared a preliminary landscaping plan identifying replacement trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. The property consists of approximately 2,859,367 sq. ft. (65.64 acres) and is situated along the south side of Old Saw Mill River Road, approximately 500 feet west of the intersection of Saw Mill River Road and Old Saw Mill River Road. The property is located in the OB Office Building Zoning District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.71-6-1..1. This matter is being reviewed in conjunction with Case No. TB 21-10/PB 21-09, described below, which would provide a temporary staging and parking area on adjacent property during the construction of this project.
 
b.  

 

Case No. TB 21-10/PB 21-09 Regeneron, 555 Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit & Wetland/Watercourse Permit
A work session to discuss an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board tree removal permit, Planning Board steep slope permit and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed development of a temporary area for construction staging and construction employee parking, to facilitate the construction of a new two-story research and development building on the neighboring lot, 777 Old Saw Mill River Road, which is being applied for as Case No. TB 21-06/PB 21-04. The applicant is proposing to develop a portion of the property for use as construction staging and construction employee parking for a period of approximately 5 years, after which the construction staging and parking areas would be removed and the area replanted. The applicant proposes approximately 28,911 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 10,555 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 14,940 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant proposes approximately 12,718 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area disturbance within the 551,837 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse, and adjacent buffer area on the site. The applicant proposes a total disturbance area of 264,845 sq. ft. (6.08) acres as part of the project. The applicant proposes the removal of 129 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Board, and has noted that, once this temporary area no longer is needed, it will be restored with trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. The property consists of approximately 1,735,153 sq. ft. (39.8 acres) ) and is situated along the south side of Old Saw Mill River Road, approximately 500 feet west of the intersection of Saw Mill River Road and Old Saw Mill River Road. The property is located in the PED Planned Economic Development District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.71-6-2.2.
 
6. ITEMS FOR PUBLIC HEARING & PUBLIC DISCUSSION
 
7. ESTABLISH DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenburgh Planning Board will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 beginning at 5:00 pm, via Zoom-enabled Video Conference.