Another Larchmont home is facing a tear down, after the developer applied for an exception to the temporary moratorium, also known as Local Law 1-2016, which was recently extended to October 15, 2016.
The proposed project, however, does not appear to propose multiple, or even one larger, home. The Larchmont Village Board will announce its decision at the Board meeting on August 8, at 7:15 pm. A hearing was held August 1.
The buyer of 3 Douglas Lane, a 1930’s Tudor on over 1/3 acre of level waterfront, wants to tear down and replace the 3400 sq foot house.
Preserve Larchmont, a citizen group formed to address concerns about overbuilding, did not object to this project. Spokesperson Sarah Bauer said, “According to (the new owners’) documents posted on the Village website, the new plan involves a house that will be approximately the same size as the existing house… In addition, it will have much smaller square footage and side yard setbacks than would be required under the new proposals made by the Village consultant.”
While many citizens have been concerned with potential overdevelopment of Larchmont and the destruction of historic homes for many years, the recent plan to raze 40 Ocean Avenue fueled a recent surge of citizen activism and the passage of the Temporary Moratorium in April, 2016.