SUNY Purchase President Meets with Morningside Residents; Town Board Proposal of 421 Apartments

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 • Meetings

On Wednesday, November 20, 2014, President Schwartz of SUNY Purchase met with residents of Morningside about the development of Senior Living Facility on 40 acres of the SUNY Purchase campus.  The development of this project is in the early stages and will require a thorough review under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).  We are hoping to set up a meeting with the PEPA Board and President Schwartz to get more details on the project which we understand is proposed to include 385 units, with a minimum of 20% affordable units.  Our attorneys are monitoring the project and will keep us informed of all developments.

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Frank McCullough, Esq. made a brief presentation at the Town Planning Board meeting regarding the proposal to construct 421 apartments that necessitate zoning changes for 103-105 Corporate Park Drive.  In addition, a principal of Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC spoke about the need to have mixed use to revitalize "dying corporate parks" because there is no market for office space.  At the end of the meeting, the Planning Board decided to proceed with the next step in the process, conducting a site walk.  Per local law, if the Planning Board makes a recommendation for rezoning (after the site walk) it will go back to the Town Board to be heard/processed.


The Harrison Town Planning Board has slated a special meeting and Public Hearing concerning the Trinity Presbyterian Church (TPC) Application on Tuesday, December 2nd, 7:30 pm, Harrison Municipal Building, One Heinemann Place, Harrison, NY. Please see the agenda below that shows the TPC application is the only item being heard:

This a reminder to make sure you have marked your calendar to attend; your continued participation is essential in sending a message of forceful opposition against this ill-conceived application. PEPA’s legal team and planning team will be in attendance to make comments.

PEPA has engaged the services of Legal Counsel (Harris Beach) and an Environmental Planning firm (Louis Berger Group) to analyze the DEIS for both substantive and procedural deficiencies, and items that do not  satisfy the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA). When completed we will post their comment letters on our website.

Please look for previous comment letters they submitted on behalf of PEPA last spring regarding the TPC site plan and scoping document here:


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