Tue, Dec 13, 2011 • Harrison
PEPA has combined forces with the HMRA (Harrison Mamaroneck River Association) and the Brae Burn Neighborhood Group to fight the Falcon Group’s Sherman Avenue Subdivision Application under the PEPA umbrella.
Each group has been speaking out against the Applicant (Falcon Group) for about five years. Yet the developer is continuing their efforts to build 13 homes on extremely steep slopes and wetlands near Sherman Avenue, along the Mamaroneck River.
The Applicant submitted their Final Environmental Impact Statement, at the September 2011 Planning Board meeting, which was accepted for completeness by the Planning Board.
PLEASE NOTE: By accepting the application as complete the Board has not approved it. Rather this means the application has been filled out and the applicant has supplied necessary information and has answered questions. Now the Planning Board must take a hard look at the application to determine if the information supplied and answers actually meet the requirements necessary for approval by the Planning Board.
We are opposed to this plan that destroys 14 acres of open space and encroaches on a residential neighborhood. Moreover the application disturbs a very large portion of the site, including wetland buffers and regulated steep slopes. Cumulative impacts of surrounding projects have not been identified in the FEIS.
Continued deviation from established zoning densities, has the potential to create cumulative impacts affecting the Town and in particular the overall watershed(s). Of particular concern here are cumulative flooding impacts.
Further this application calls for the removal of several acres of trees. Opponents have told the Planning Board that this application will permanently and irreversibly destroy the area, disrupt wildlife, increase flooding, increase traffic, burden our schools and destroy neighbor's oasis of nature surrounding the river corridor.
Professional consultants (Zarin & Steinmetz, Attorneys at Law and Parish and Weiner, Planning Consultants) have been retained by the HMRA/PEPA. They have previously reviewed the application and the DEIS. Their analyses revealed the project is riddled with planning deficiencies, environmental insensitivities and Code violations.
To review their professional finding please reference the page number noted below and view the FEIS online.
Currently our professional consultants are examining the FEIS. They have already determined significant deficiencies they raised during the DEIS review, as well as questions posed by the public remain unaddressed by the FEIS. Thier most recent findings of the deficiencies will be presented at the Public Hearing on the Falcon Group's Sherman Avenue FEIS on October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Alfred F. Sulla, Jr. Municipal Building, One Heineman Place, Harrison, New York 10528.
Please mark your calendar. Attendance at this Public Hearing is critical in order to properly oppose the developer's plans.
A Public Hearing on the FEIS for the Falcon Group’s Sherman Avenue Subdivision Application has been scheduled for November 29, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Alfred F. Sulla, Jr. Municipal Building, One Heineman Place, Harrison, New York 10528.
PEPA has combined forces with the HMRA (Harrison Mamaroneck River Association) and the Brae Burn Neighborhood Group to fight the Falcon Group application under the PEPA umbrella. PEPA has established a directed fund with specified donations being used exclusively to fight the Sherman Avenue Subdivision proposal by the Falcon Group.
Please consider supporting this cause. If would like to make a donation please write a check payable to PEPA (Purchase Environmental Protective Association) and mail to PEPA, Box 21, Purchase, NY 10577.
For accounting purposes make a note on the check’s memo line that indicates your donation is to be used toward defeating the "Falcon Group" application. PEPA is a 501 C3. As such all donations will receive acknowledgement that can be retained as a receipt for tax purposes.