Residents of West Yonkers are up in arms over the proposed variance changes for the development of 143-151 Woodworth Ave which is proposed to be two 32 stories mixed residential and commercial buildings, 674 apartment units that will need more than 700 parking spaces. The community is concerned about the potential negative impacts to the area, including increased traffic, strain on infrastructure, and loss of homeownership as more rental units are introduced.
The overdevelopment of West Yonkers has been a contentious issue in recent years, with residents raising concerns about the impact on their quality of life. The proposed development at 143-151 Woodworth Ave, another one in Warburton Ave and Glenwood Ave would only exacerbate these concerns, and many residents are urging the city to take action to prevent further overdevelopment.
“We need a moratorium on overdevelopment in Yonkers,” said one resident.
“The city needs to prioritize the needs of its residents and ensure that any new developments are sustainable and in keeping with the character of the neighborhood.”
The community is calling on the city and the zoning board to take a more proactive approach to development, with a focus on preserving homeownership and promoting sustainable growth. With the proposed development at 143-151 Woodworth Ave looming, residents are urging the city to act quickly to ensure that the interests of the community are taken into account.