FINAL
TOWN OF GREENBURGH PLANNING BOARD
GREENBURGH TOWN HALL
AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, July 7, 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 7:00PM)
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 21-05 Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Planning Board Steep Slope Permit
(TO BE ADJOURNED)
A continuation of a public hearing to discuss a Planning Board steep slope 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 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). The project also requires amended site plan approval from the Town Board (TB 21-07). 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. 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.
 
b.  

 

Case No. PB 19-32 Van Ness, 250 Fort Hill Road (P.O. Scarsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision and Tree Removal
Permit

A public hearing to discuss a preliminary subdivision application and tree removal permit application involving the proposed subdivision of 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.
 
5. OLD BUSINESS
 
a.  

 

Case No. TB 21-06 Regeneron, 777 Old Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board
Referral) and Town Board Tree Removal Permit.

A continuation of a work session (June 2, 2021 and June 16, 2021) to discuss a recommendation to the Town Board on an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board) 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 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 Regeneron, 555 Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board
Referral) and Town Board Tree Removal Permit

A continuation of a work session (June 2, 2021 and June 16, 2021) to discuss a recommendation to the Town Board on an amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board) 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 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 project also requires an area variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. 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.
 
c.  

 

Case No. TB 20-11/PB 20-28 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) to discuss 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 21-12 Liken, 85 & 89 Hillcrest Road (P.O. Hartsdale, N.Y.) – Preliminary Subdivision
A work session 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.
 
7. ESTABLISH DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenburgh Planning Board will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 beginning
at 7:00 pm.