ARMONK, N.Y. Anthony Veneziano, founder of Veneziano & Associates, an Armonk law firm, is involved in two cases that he believes are likely to impact the tenor of the hamlet for many years to come.
Veneziano is representing Alan Zaretsky and Dominic and John Dioguardi, the principal developers of Armonk Square that was petitioned by local developer Michael Fareri. He also represents the Engel Burman Group, which seeks to open an assisted living facility on Business Park Drive.
Veneziano dismisses Fareris petition as specious and baseless. He said petitioners misconstrued the repositioning of the 50,000 square foot retail and residential project with plans for a DeCicco Family Market, which he intends to be the hub of Armonk Square.
Ground breaking for the supermarket was held Oct. 22 and Fareris petition was filed in mid-November.
Fareri was contacted by phone but declined to comment.
In response to the petition, which challenged the environmental impact of the new development, Veneziano said, There were very few unique impacts that needed to be looked at and we looked at them the traffic, water and sewer. He also said additional studies were performed by the town.
Veneziano faces a petition against Armonk Square, but Sutton Court, the assisted living facility slated for Business Park Drive, has just received approval from the towns planning board despite initial complaints from the North Castle Architecture Review Board (ARB).
Next we have to satisfy the conditions of approval, get our financing and start construction, he said.
Veneziano said he expects construction to start next year and take 15-18 months, with the facility set to open in spring 2013. Veneziano said he expects that both Armonk Square and Sutton Court will revive and continue the momentum in Armonk.
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