300-Plus Unit Development Proposed for Beacon Train Station Area
City planning board reviewing proposal
via Highlands Current, By Jeff Simms
A Beacon developer is moving forward with plans to construct more than 300 apartments at a site a half-mile from the Metro-North train station.
If approved, the project, dubbed Edgewater, would be the largest apartment or condominium development in Beacon.
Plans submitted to the Planning Board earlier this year by Scenic Beacon Developments, which is managed by Rodney Weber, call for 307 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments to be spread across seven buildings on the 12-acre site at 22 Edgewater Place. The materials state that Scenic Beacon expects current and new city residents to live at Edgewater, with the availability of smaller spaces there designed to keep and attract “millennials.” read more...
Beacon neighbors want “linkage” dropped
From the Highlands Current
By Jeff Simms
As expected, the Beacon City Council has referred a petition submitted by a group of residents who would like their neighborhood rezoned to the planning board for review. The council will hold a public hearing sometime before April 16 before ruling on the request.
The parcels named in the petition — two on the west side of South Avenue and five on the west side of Wolcott Avenue (Route 9D) — are all within the “linkage zone” established by the city in 2013 to support businesses on the west end of Main. The seven parcels, however, as well as others directly outside of the linkage zone, also lie within the city’s Historic District and Landmark Overlay, which requires owners to receive approval from the planning board for exterior alterations. read more...