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The Edgemont Incorporation Committee called the move “a troubling development for the 43,000 unincorporated area residents who pay the majority of Town taxes but represent a minority of the Town-wide electorate.”
County Executive George Latimer said that people don’t make shopping decisions based on small differences in sales tax rates.
The 6-story building would have 50 residential units with 33 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom.
The land, located next to Westchester Community College's Knollwood Road entrance, is owned by the county and leased to Greenburgh. As part of the deal, Marathon Development Group would lease the property from the county for 65 years and pay $1.5 million to develop the site. The site would feature 60 one-bedroom, eight two-bedroom and six studio apartments.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano called the lack of an increase in the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities fund a “slow strangulation of city governments.”
Ridgewood Real Estate Partners plans to build 175 townhomes for active seniors. But the company may have to do so under a new tax structure.
The town of Greenburgh, villages of Elsmford and Tarrytown and the city of White Plains will use the grant to improve pedestrian and bike access.
The Greenburgh town board approved the company’s site plan application earlier this month.
WestHelp homeless shelter had operated 108 studio apartments on the site from the late 1980s to 2011.
Cuomo vetoed similar bills last year, saying at the time that the state Legislature has historically only approved occupancy tax bills for counties and cities, not towns or villages.
The addition will be added to the north side of the store's existing 8,000-square-foot building.