In January, we reported on the demolition of an historical house located at 40 Ocean Avenue in Larchmont. The 120-year-old home was purchased by KOSL Building Group for $4.7 million dollars with the intent to subdivide the property into four new homes. The new plans for the property brought local residents and groups like the Larchmont Historical Society and Preserve Larchmont to bring their concerns to the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees. The collective opposition led to the passing of a moratorium law, stating that no entity shall review, accept for review, hold a hearing, or make a decision regarding subdivision, plan approval and-or demolition permits.
No almost a month later, the developers of the property have appealed the moratorium law and have requested a hearing on a waiver application at Tuesday’s Village of Larchmont municipal meeting. Their argument was that the prior to buying the property, no impediments existed to the demotion of the property. No decisions were made during the hearing regarding the granting of a waiver to the 40 Ocean Avenue developers. The full meeting and hearing is available at www.lmctv.org. The Village of Larchmont has not decided to change any current zoning laws, however, some residents like Stacy Caffrey from Preserve Larchmont, wonder if there is a case for limiting development to prevent over-stressing community services.
This past Friday, The Community Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck launched the CRC Text Initiative. CRC Executive Director, Milan Bhatt told The Local Live more about the this innovative program. In other CRC news, for the first time, they are offering a free “Python” Language programming class. CRC Director of Programs, Jirandy Martinez explained that the purpose of this program is to empower the parents of our community. He said, “they will be able to learn a new technology career and that could lead them to a new job opportunity”. There are only ten spots in the class, so hurry up and register. This is a bilingual class targeted at adults with basic computer skills. If you’re interested in registering, go in person to the CRC at 134 Center Avenue in Mamaroneck. For more information on this class or other CRC classes offered to the public, you can visit their website at http://www.crcny.org
In our Round Table discussion, Mike and Maura spoke with Mamaroneck High School’s team of reporters and campaigners, who just got back from their trip to the New Hampshire Primary. The students will talk about their experience.
The Mamaroneck Ice Hockey Team scored eight goals in their season finale over White Plains High School. The most impressive goal of the night was a between-the-legs pass from Junior James Torre which made our Play of the Week.
Our Pet of the Week is Ralph, a handsome two-year-old, thirty-two pound Heeler-Terrier mix who came to Pet Rescue with his brother, who has since been adopted. He is super friendly and wants nothing more than to be with people all the time. He is amazing on a leash and loves long, leisurely walks finished with a good cuddle. Ralph is good with children but can be dog selective. For more information and to browse other adorable pets, go to http://www.ny-petrescue.org
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We’re off next week due to the Army Corps of Engineers flooding presentation airing in our time slot. We’ll be back on Thursday, March 3rd.