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Croton Overlook Subdivision Plan Fades Away

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - It appears that a plan to develop a 72-lot subdivision for “active adults” on the property known as Croton Overlook has been scuttled after developers failed to file a site plan within the allotted time.

The property, located east of the intersection of Route 134 and Route 100, consists of three parcels. In 2010, Croton Overlook Corp., represented by T.J. Muldoon and Kim Calandriello of 107 Devries Avenue Corp, petitioned the town to rezone the single-family property to allow for the subdivision, which would have also included 44 acres of open space.

After environmental impact statements were presented and a public hearing was held, the Town Board approved the rezoning on the condition that if no site plan was presented in five years’ time the rezone would expire. According to town officials, the rezoning approval will expire by the end of this year.

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Supervisor Michael Grace said late last month that a site plan had not been presented. He said Muldoon died in 2013, and he suspects that has something to do with the project not moving forward.

According to the assessor’s office, two of the parcels were purchased by 107 Devries Avenue Corp and the other has been owned by Ronald Yaskovic since 1984. Yaskovic’s involvement in the project is unclear at this point, but all the parcels remain under the ownership of Croton Overlook.

Grace said no outside party has come forward and expressed interest in the property since the stagnation of the project. He said it is unclear at this time what the property owners plan to do with it and said he had heard of a possible discussion involving foreclosure, but can’t confirm.

The project encountered some opposition when it was first proposed when the Random Farms Homeowners Association, a neighboring development in New Castle that abutted the Croton Overlook property, sent the Town Board letters stating it was against the plan. During the public hearing, several Yorktown residents also spoke against the project, citing concerns such as density and the possible addition of children into the school district.

Those who spoke against the project at the time it was proposed, questioned the desirability of a proposed on-site sewage treatment facility. Susan Siegel, who was supervisor at the time, said she remembers that many people were concerned about the plant’s proximity to the reservoir and its maintenance.

Grace said that “whoever is now taking over the property is going to have to go back to the drawing board.”

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