ARMONK, N.Y. The Brynwood Golf & Country Club , the private club on Route 22 that withdrew a proposal for the development of a residential community to the town board last year, has prepared a redesign it will present to residents at open house meetings March 1 and 4.
Last years proposal was withdrawn because of opposition from Windmill Road residents, who "had traffic concerns and were opposed to a development that size, town board member John Cronin said.
The new plan is scaled down to 123 luxury condominiums from 246 in the initial plan. A smaller clubhouse and banquet facility, the elimination of hotel rooms and the reduction of parking spaces are also planned. The golf course will be redesigned to preserve over 150 acres of open space.
Our goal is to create a residential community that ensures Brynwoods long-term sustainability while contributing to the towns fiscal and environmental well-being, said Jeffrey B. Mendell, a principal in Brynwoods ownership and a resident of North Castle.
A Brynwood press release said the plan will generate approximately $2.4 million annually in property tax revenue -- $363,000 going to the town and $1.6 million to the Byram Hills School District. It also said it will create 300 construction and 75 permanent jobs and increase business for local merchants.
They made an effort to try to make the project more palatable for residents, but it remains to be seen if theyve done enough, Cronin said. It comes down to a level of density because Route 22 is heavily trafficked now and if you add another few hundred cars it may be unacceptable.
The open house meetings will take place at Brynwood Golf & Country Club March 1 at 8 p.m. and March 4 at 3 p.m.
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