YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lowe’s is seeking a mid-March opening for its 120,000-square-foot Crompond Road store, but still has a few regulatory hurdles to clear before that can happen.
A certificate of occupancy cannot be issued by the town’s building department until all conditions of the approved plan are satisfied. Some issues, such as landscaping and mitigation (planting trees), remain unresolved, said John Tegeder, the town’s planning director.
However, Lowe’s may apply for a temporary certificate of occupancy, allowing it to open before resolving the outstanding issues. The Town Board can authorize the building inspector to issue the temporary certificate for 180 days, according to the town code.
There is also the issue of sewers. Last year, neighbors of Lowe’s, which is currently under construction, said that Breslin Realty reneged on its promise to build sewers for them despite it being part of the approved plan. The Planning Board ordered Breslin and the neighbors to come to terms.
“I think that’s nearing a complete resolution and we’ve asked that they have an agreement with all the neighbors prior to them applying for a [certificate of occupancy],” Tegeder said.