The Ramapo Planning Board on July 15 will be reviewing proposed subdivisions, rabbis residences and houses of worship. The meeting begins at 8:15 p.m. in Town Hall, 237 Route 59, Airmont.
Among the agenda items are public hearings for both the preliminary subdivision approval and final subdivision approval of a plan for seven lots on a total of 1.79 acres off Grove Street and Augusta Avenue in Monsey.
Potential environmental impacts will be reviewed for two community houses of worship, one by Congregation Chesidei Bobov of Monsey on a half acre off Jill Lane opposite Ralph Boulevard, and the other by Congregation Bais Yisocher Berish off Brewer Road about 200 feet west of DeRonde Road. The latter application is also for a rabbi’s residence.
A community house of worship can have a sanctuary capacity of more than 100 people, unlike the local house of worship, which has a capacity of fewer than 100. A local verision is sought by Congregation Ahvas Chesed, whose plan off Remsen Avenue and Hilda Lane will also be subject to an environmental review at the meeting.
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The Planning Board on Tuesday, Feb. 5, will be looking at a revamped plan for active-senior housing off Highview and Carlton roads.
In all, 102 units are proposed, down from 132 the developer wanted last year.
The catch is that it needs a zone change because the 11 acres can only accommodate about 14 houses under the current single-family zoning.
The developer points to fewer units and an increased buffer – green space between the project and the surrounding neighborhood – as making for a more acceptable plan.
What do you think? Can townhouses and condos ever mix with single-family houses? And what exactly are the concerns? Traffic? Noise? Visual aesthetics?
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Residents of Moorea Court in Garnerville are concerned about a possible traffic impact from the new Commerce Bank building planned at the corner of Route 202 and Moorea Court.
Residents, such as Tom McCabe of Moorea Court, voiced their concerns during the Haverstraw Town Board meeting last night.
McCabe said the bankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plan to create an exit on Moorea Court Ã¢â‚¬â€ a cul-de-sac in a residential area Ã¢â‚¬â€ would be a problem because children were always playing on the street. When a restaurant was located at the site, there was no access to Moorea Court from the property, he said.
Haverstraw town Supervisor Howard Phillips said at the meeting that although he was not supposed to intervene plans before the Planning Board, he would look into the issue.
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