The Four Corners Land Use Citizens Committee was set to meet Aug. 22 to discuss updates on the intersection’s revitalization process.
The resident group has been working on hiring a consultant to carry out an analysis of the Four Corners infrastructure with a focus on traffic and flooding.
“The RFPs have been responded [to] and [the committee] has been going through a selection process,” said newly appointed Hartsdale Neighbors Association President Stacy Fisher.
On June 12, the Greenburgh town board voted unanimously to adopt the Four Corners Redevelopment Plan as prepared by the town of Greenburgh’s Department of Community Development and Conservation.
“The next steps will be with regard to the infrastructure analysis of which an RFP was successfully orchestrated,” CDC department commissioner Garrett Duquesne said at the meeting June 12.
The town board plans to interview two or three of the firms at upcoming work sessions and then to select a firm by September.
“This is a wonderful milestone,” said Fisher on the current state of the process in regard to the RFPs.
In a posting on the town website Aug. 20, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said that RFPs were posted for the demolition project of two town-owned homes at 10 and 14 West Hartsdale Ave.
“[We] will ask our traffic consultant to consider whether the space could be used temporarily for parking,” Feiner said in a written statement.
Inspired Places, LLC — a firm that represents two of the property owners at the corners — has been critical of the town’s purchase of the homes.
“We officially thought that it was money not wisely spent,” said Inspired Places co-owner Christine Broda. “We thought it was premature to buy those properties.”
Feiner said the town wanted to demolish the homes in order to avoid liability.
“We don’t want to assume the responsibility if vagrants [come] in. [The homes] can be an attractive nuisance — somebody could set it on fire — you don’t know,” he told the Inquirer.
Fisher said the RFPs for the homes on W. Hartsdale Avenue would be discussed among members of the citizens’ committee Aug. 22, and she is interested in hearing a discussion about a plan for the land where the homes currently stand.
“It’s critical that we do the stormwater analysis and the traffic study so that we really know what the options are,” said Fisher. “Bringing another element in — like doing something with the two houses — we could hear some facts that could enlighten us, but that would be a point of discussion.”