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Old 03-23-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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The city is proposing a zoning change for the Fleetwood section to allow multifamily buildings by special permit in the downtown business district.

This sets the precedent for allowing multifamily anywhere in the city, including single family areas. It continues the council's new policy of overriding existing zoning on a piecemeal basis, effectively rendering the current zoning code meaningless and creating a free for all for developers.

There is a public hearing at 7pm on Tuesday, March 25 at City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Sq., City Council chambers, 2nd floor. Each speaker is allowed 4 minutes. No advance registration is required to speak.

The city's website is at www.cmvny.com


Okay, all you armchair activists, the public hearing is this Tuesday, March 25. It's time to find out what's really going on in your city. Really, it's the best show in town!
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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Mount Vernon needs a good dose of gentrification to flush out all the ghetto people that make MV bad, dangerous and undesirable and introduce a higher class of demographic.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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But that higher class of demographic won't venture into MT Vernon until Cuomo repeals his gun laws and they can carry. You don't want your new Ikea sofa stolen before you can even get it into your new apartment.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mt. Vernon, NY
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But that higher class of demographic won't venture into MT Vernon until Cuomo repeals his gun laws and they can carry. You don't want your new Ikea sofa stolen before you can even get it into your new apartment.
Really?

How much time have you spent in MV recently? These blanket statements about MV are beyond asinine.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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I meant it as a joke. I'm from Mt V, so I get to joke about it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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MV is already among the most densely populated cities in the state and can't adequately provide city services to the current population.

A 10 story, 300 unit luxury building is proposed for the site currently occupied by Metro Fresh on Broad St. Imagine what happens to the traffic at that intersection and entry to the Cross County when that building is fully occupied. The type of urban density that is being planned for the city requires a mass transit system, which we lack.

Beyond the density issue is the abandonment of the zoning code itself. The city council can drop a project anywhere they choose, destroying a neighborhood's character and property values.

The city also plans to sell the adjacent municipal parking
deck to the developer.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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The question of taxes depends not on the rents but on whether this is a PILOTS project (payments in lieu of taxes) aka tax waiver. Many developments in MV have PILOTS, another reason the rest of us pay so much.

Another phenomenon in MV development is that projects planned as 'market rate' quickly devolve into something less desirable if the units can't be rented at 'luxury' prices.
I couldn't agree more...
Many turn towards 'Section 8' programs (Housing Choice Voucher Program) if developer cannot rent at 'market rate'.
I have been living in Fleetwood for the past 5 years and love it! Access to the city and upstate are great.
I have no issues with development however, a 200+ unit tower may be a bit too much to chew on.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think if they are going to develop, it should be in scale with the rest of the neighborhood. That doesn't preclude some pretty large buildings, but 300 units is huge. Also, hopefully the architecture doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. A glass and steel monstrosity towering above the charming pre-war brick buildings will just look like a giant middle finger. No one wants to move to a town that doesn't respect itself.
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