Monday, July 21, 2008

News Notes: Development, Restoration, Preservation

Peekskill Development Regains Steam After being derailed by a bitter feud between the new Mayor and the head of the company, Ginsburg Development is once again in talks with Peekskill officials about moving forward with the Fort Hill Park development. The North County News reports that Martin Ginsburg and Mayor Mary Foster have agreed to find ways to ensure that the development of 136 townhouses and condominiums is approved and completed. "The market may show one direction," Ginsburg is quoted as saying, "but we are gung-ho on Peekskill." SOURCE: The North County News: Mayor, Ginsburg officials work together to win approvals

Restoring the Yorktown Depot It's been fifty years since trains used the tracks that are now the North County Trailway, but the New York Times reports that the 130-year-old Yorktown depot is about to get some new life. Located in Railroad Park in Yorktown Heights, the depot is set to get a $600,000 spruce-up under the auspices of Walter Sedovic Architects, whose projects include the recent restoration of the facade of Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Friends of Yorktown Depot hope that the structure will serve as a rest stop for the many bikers and pedestrians that regularly pass by on the trailway. SOURCE: The New York Times: Last Train's Long Gone, But Station Will Return

Historic Preservation Comes to Somers The town of Somers has voted to create an historic preservation commission, reports the North County News. The seven member commission will designate landmarks and work with the owners to ensure the integrity of the structures. SOURCE: The North County News: Somers to create historic preservation commission


Anonymous said...

Where is this development in Peekskill? Is that different than the waterfront development?

Anonymous said...

It is on the hill just north of town, overlooking the Hudson. There's an old fort that looks like a castle. The views are totally amazing. The riverfront developement was going to be alongside the train tracks, across from the park. I think thats dead.

a said...

What makes you think that the riverfront development is dead?

Northern Westchester Home said...

I do recall that the article included a quote from Ginsburg saying that the waterfront development was not currently being pursued. However, I checked the Ginsberg site, and it has this to say about the waterfront development:

"We are also planning a major waterfront redevelopment that will start in 2008."

So far, there is no visible sign of development.

This is, of course, different from the city's plans to redesign and enlarge the riverfront park, which are moving ahead.