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Residents Voice Concerns About Local Development

The Pleasantville Board of Trustees met for their weekly meeting Monday evening at the Pleasantville Village Hall. Prior to the meeting, the trustees held a work session about proposals for fair and affordable housing along Pleasantville’s Washington Avenue.

Numerous Washington Avenue residents voiced their concerns about the project, from the steep grade of their property to the demographic change which may occur with the increased presence of fair and affordable housing.

Fair and affordable housing has been a growing idea throughout Westchester County. Some propose the development is in an effort to lower property values and increase tax revenues. There have been more than 500 families interested in affordable housing units throughout the county.

The development on Washington Avenue would include 750 affordable units, minutes from the downtown Pleasantville area. The area in question runs parallel with the Saw Mill Parkway and the train tracks.

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