PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Toll Brothers submitted its official application this week to the village of Pleasantville to build 70 luxury townhouses in a vacant property off Washington Avenue.
The formal application will begin the process for an environmental impact study and zoning change that Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer said he believes will get some resistance.
"It's a significant project and one that I'm sure will generate some disagreement here and there," Scherer said. "But I am impressed with what has been proposed and I'm unimpressed with what goes on in that property now."
The location for the proposed project is 18 acres off Washington Avenue near the Chappaqua line that was previously occupied by the Saw Mill Office Campus. The property is currently zoned for office purposes only.
David Steinmetz, a lawyer representing Toll Brothers, said the plan is to use about 10.5 acres to build the townhouses. Ten percent of the property would be used for affordable housing. The houses would vary in size from 2,000 square feet to 2,800 square feet, and would vary in price from around $500,000 to close to $700,000.
Steinmetz said he believes the project will generate very few children for the Pleasantville School District.
"It's not an age-restricted project, but the primary target for this would be empty-nesters," Steinmetz said.
The Village Board of Trustees voted Monday to declare itself lead agency in the environmental impact review process. The next step for the project will be to go through a site plan approval process with the village's Planning Commission. No date to begin that step has been set.
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