About the development
The proposed project occupies the presently vacant lots at 221-223 Buena Vista Avenue. The land lays adjacent to the train tracks between the Ludlow and Yonkers station on the Metro North’s Hudson line. The building plans feature a mix of 104 apartments in studio and one-bedroom floor plans. The project caters specifically to seniors.
Documents on this project may be found on the Planning Department’s webpage here: https://www.yonkersny.gov/work/department-of-planning-development/boards-agencies/planning-board/current-applications/-folder-4121
The lots, totaling 0.47-acre, initially belonged to the A Zoning District before being rezoned to the UR-MD District in 2010. The developer’s petition seeks to revert the lots back to the A Zoning District to accommodate an eight-story building. The proposed building’s 75 feet height falls within the A Zoning District limitation.
Attorney Albert Pirro of Abrams Fensterman LLP represented the developer advocating for the zoning change before the board. Pirro highlighted the historical context of the area. He noted that a nine-story building already exists across the street that once conformed to A Zoning District regulations.
The Planning Board raised concerns; necessitating a comprehensive traffic study and clarification on the parking spaces. Pirro assured the Planning Board that all necessary on-site parking would be provided.
The zoning petition for this senior affordable housing development will undergo further examination at the next month’s meeting.