Neighbors oppose new development projects

By Mark Reynolds
Posted 7/10/19

Recently nearly 170 Lloyd residents of Highland Hills living near two proposed subdivision projects, known as ‘The Views” and “the Villages,” off of Route 9W, signed and sent …

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Recently nearly 170 Lloyd residents of Highland Hills living near two proposed subdivision projects, known as ‘The Views” and “the Villages,” off of Route 9W, signed and sent three petitions to Dave Barton, Director of the Lloyd Building Department. The petition highlights their concerns about safety, traffic congestion, the impacts upon infrastructure and the environment and the financial burden these projects pose to their neighborhood.

“We are opposed to these projects because they will not only disturb our neighborhood but put our families and children at risk,” they wrote.

The residents pointed out that by signing the petitions and, “their willingness to circulate them are proof that there are many people questioning the positive impact of these projects.”

The signatories also want the town to install Children At Play signs and lower the speed limit to 30 mph on Mayer Drive, Salk Drive, Roy Lane, Apple Lane, Hudson Lane and South Gate Road. They pointed out that, “we do not have sidewalks or consistent street lighting and are concerned for the safety of our families. The current speed limit impacts our quality of life due to property damage such as mailboxes being hit, telephone poles being run into, pedestrians, runners and cyclists who must be in the road are in danger and accidental through traffic that is not attentive to the residential nature of the neighborhood.” They went on to note that these two proposed projects, “would further the endangerment and threaten to make this problem worse.”

The Views project, proposed for 3715-3725 Rte 9W, is for two mixed use commercial/residential, three story buildings with office space on the first floor and 22 apartment units located in the upper two floors in each building.

The Villages is being proposed by Mark Samuelson and investors in The Village in the Hudson Valley LLC, for a continuing care retirement community on 53 acres on the hill opposite the Bridgeview shopping plaza on Route 9W. It is to include 205 independent living 1,000 sq/ft residences, a 127 bed care multi-story facility and an Urgent Care complex.

Dave Barton did not return a phone call for comment on this petition by deadline and several attempts to contact residents who signed the petition were unsuccessful.


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