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Freightway Study Presentation On Tuesday

FreightwayAerialViewThe Village of Scarsdale Freightway Steering Committee has completed the visioning study to guide potential redevelopment of the Freightway Site, an underutilized area adjacent to the Scarsdale Metro North Railroad Station. The Committee will present its findings to the Land Use Committee of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall.
The study provides a community-based vision for the Freightway Site to ensure that future redevelopment enhances the Village Center while meeting local needs. The study adequately considers potential impacts and/or constraints, such as revenue generation, parking, traffic, infrastructure, school enrollment, community facilities and services and potential demographic changes.

The community based vision was achieved through a broad and meaningful public engagement process which was guided by the Freightway Steering Committee, supported by technical planning and market professionals. The process included three public workshops, walking tours, in person and online surveys and focus groups to assist with garnering information from key stakeholders.

The Freightway Steering Committee's Vision states: "Any future development at the Freightway Site should be a signature project that positively contributes to the vibrancy of the Village Center while maintaining its current function as a commuter parking lot." The Vision is supported by seven guiding principles for the future development of an attractive, economically viable project on the site as follows:

Principle 1 - Improve Parking and Circulation
Principle 2 - Ensure that public benefits are achieved by any development
Principle 3 - Ensure contextual development (scale, bulk, height)
Principle 4 - Encourage mixed-use development supportive of the Village Center
Principle 5 - Connect and integrate the Freightway Site with the Village Center
Principle 6 - Include environmentally sustainable development
Principle 7 - Plan for the long term future within a reasonably practicable time horizon

Interested residents, property owners, merchants and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the study.

The site is a 2.38 acre Village owned property currently used for commuter and merchant parking with approximately 700 spaces in an aging five-story parking garage and two surface parking lots.

For more information, meeting notices and updates, click here. Comments can be sent to freightwaystudy@scarsdale.com.

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