Aiming for New Heights: Urstadt Biddle Files Zoning Switcherino with City to Develop City Within a City–Adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel

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WPCNR CITY HALLMARKS. From the Mayor’s Office. (EDITED) July 18, 2014:

The White Plains Common Council is considering a petition submitted by Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc., to amend the Zoning Ordinance to change the zoning designation for 60 South Broadway (The Westchester Pavilion Site) (The Project Site) from the current B-6 District to the CB-3 District and to extend the boundary of the Central Parking Area to include the Project Site (Proposed Amendment).

On Monday July 7,  the White Plains Common Council, as Lead Agency under SEQR, accepted the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) dated July 2, 2014, as adequate for the purpose of commencing public review and comment regarding issues addressed in the Adopted Scoping Document for the Proposed Action described below.

The DGEIS provides a description of the Proposed Action and a discussion of existing conditions, potential impacts associated with the Proposed Action, measures designed to avoid or minimize identified impacts and project alternatives, as appropriate.

The DGEIS has been posted on the City of White Plains website,, and is also available for review at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 (Telephone Number 914-422-1480)during normal Library hours. Copies of the DGEIS are available on disk for purchase from the Contact Person upon receipt of a written request.

A public hearing regarding the DGEIS will be held during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Common Council on August 4, 2014, starting at 7:30 P.M., in the Common Council Chambers, White Plains Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York for the purpose of receiving public comments on the DGEIS.

Written comments regarding the DGEIS will be accepted by the Common Council until the close of business on August 15, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., or, if adjourned, 10 days following the close of the hearing. Written comments should be addressed to the White Plains City Clerk, Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10601.

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