From the Highlands Current
by Jeff Simms
Nine people spoke out during a short but spirited public hearing on May 9 about a development of more than 300 apartments — it would be Beacon’s largest to date — proposed for land near the Metro-North train station.
Nearly all the speakers at the Planning Board hearing took issue with the density of the Edgewater project being proposed by Scenic Beacon Developments in a part of the city that so far has been relatively untouched by the residential building boom.
“The idea of this huge building is a huge nightmare,” Beacon resident Samantha Britton told the board. A moment later, she asked spectators to stand if they were opposed to the project. About two-thirds of the audience rose. read more...