The Larchmont Streetscape Project is over at last. The project brought approximately a half million dollars in fee for property owners. The fees for sidewalks are $6.83 per square feet, aprons are $9.54 per square feet, pavers are $88.40 per linear feet and finally curbs are $40 per linear feet. A document known as “Copy of Larchmont Streetscape Apportionment by Address” is available to view on the Village of Larchmont website and is listed under the September 19th Board of Trustees meeting agenda. The list details fees for each property owner according to the respective appointment by address. The document shows that the total fees per property owner range from $7,000 to almost $32,000. Mayor Lorraine Walsh stated that the fees could be paid in total or could be added to the property tax bill and will be paid in the next fifteen years. Walsh also said that the fees were mentioned in three past meetings in September 2012, April 2013 and August of this year. The mayor added that each property owner will receive a letter that details their individual fees.
Also discussed at the meeting was the extension of the moratorium for the land use problems of property subdivision, which ends in twenty-four days. The Village drafted seventeen local laws that aim to change the current residential zoning code. The newly drafted are still open for discussion by the public are available on the Village website. We will be following this story and will keep you updated as each law is discussed.
Lucie de Blanc, a Mamaroneck High School student, will be honored at the Westchester County Association’s “Women in Technology” awards. The luncheon honors leading women scientists in Westchester. De Blanc was selected as one of two student honorees among other distinguished professionals for her work both inside the classroom and out.She co-created a new coding club at the high school that merged with the computer science club and she is also the co-president of the club this year. She previously interned at AT & T as part of the Girls Who Code Program and with the Village of Larchmont where she helped to re-design content for their website. Her computer science teacher, Jigar Jadav nominated de Blanc for the award saying, “this is a tremendous accomplishment and a much deserved recognition for all the hard work Lucie has put in for the past three years.”
With the closing of the A&P on Mamaroneck Avenue, due to bankruptcy in July 2015 and the Mexican restaurant “3 Jalapenos”, also located on Mamaroneck Avenue, some residents are wondering what’s next for the empty spaces. LoHud.com has reported that Comstock Residential Contracting bought the restaurant property for $1.2 million. They will be building a residential building with thirty-three parking spaces and ground floor commercial space. The development was approved in July. Building permits will be filed for the property within the month. According to LoHud.com, an undisclosed new supermarket and CVS may also inhabit the former A&P space. No opening date has been announced. The projects are part of the transit-oriented development legislation that the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees enacted in December 2014. Because the area is in a flood zone, the developers architecture and plans will have safety measures that include a four-foot raised ground floor and a water-catching basin below-ground.
A new bank has opened in the Village of Mamaroneck. Orange Bank & Trust Company recently held its grand opening to introduce their new location on 1214 East Boston Post Road. Executives from the company met with Village of Mamaroneck officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the bank’s twelfth branch. For more information on the services available at the bank, you can visit the branch or call (914) 341-7130.
In our Round Table, Discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Sallie Carlin, Executive Director, Willow Gardens Memory Care at United Hebrew Nursing & Rehabilitation and Grace Ferri, Vice President of Marketing at United Hebrew Nursing & Rehabilitation, about Alzheimers, dementia and a new facility in New Rochelle that will help patients with both conditions.
In our LMC Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Volleyball Team trailed rival Mamaroneck 13-2 in the first set before the Panthers staged a huge comeback. Junior Sam Yannuzzi started the rally by first making a diving save and then playing a ball perfectly off the ceiling later in the point.
In our “In the Spotlight” segment, Laura Cruz-Colon attended the Third Annual Access to free health care fair and filed this report. The Local Live welcomes Laura, a resident from our community and encourages other residents to join us as reporters for local events.
The Local Live’s Mike Witsch interviews Services Director Chris Curtin of the MAC Angels Foundation. Dedicated to supporting families with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), learn more about this non-profit!
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