MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon officials continue discussing the merits of a potential rezoning plan for the proposed transit-oriented Mount Vernon West development near the Metro-North train station.
Last month, the Mount Vernon City Council hosted a public hearing regarding the draft scope of the Mount Vernon West Rezoning Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement ( DGEIS ), offering the public the opportunity to provide written public comments on the proposal .
The DGEIS outlines and evaluates “potential impacts associated with the adoption of amendments to the Mount Vernon Zoning code to create the Mount Vernon West form-based zoning district.”
Amendments to zoning code may be necessary, as officials envision a viable longterm plan to revitalize the city with a transit-oriented development, centered around the Mount Vernon West Metro-North Station. The proposal calls for more than 3,000 new residential units and more than 250,0000-square-feet of retail space.
Among the city officials’ stated goals include positioning Mount Vernon West as a concentrated investment area, strengthening the Mount Vernon Avenue gateway into Yonkers and exploring high-density options through re-zoning and the assembly of vacant buildings and underutilized sites.
“A defining, and perhaps the most important feature for the future success of the area, is the Mount Vernon West Metro-North train station,” the DGEIS states. “The proposed zoning incorporates the principles of both transit oriented development and form-based zoning into a new zoning district designed to precisely meet the city’s goals for the area.”
Residents with questions regarding the Mount Vernon West re-zoning draft can contact the City Clerk's office at (914) 665-2351.
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