Development of parcels with four units or more is on hold in the Village of Mamaroneck for the next six months.
Village trustees on Monday approved the moratorium 4-1 as a means of curbing construction until the municipality’s Master Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program are complete, likely by the end of the year, says Mayor Norman Rosenblum. Trustee Lou Santoro cast the “no” vote.
Projects already underway can continue, and new development can start moving through the approval process, under the approved moratorium – an important factor in Rosenblum’s approval of the proposal. Rosenblum says he is not a big believer in moratoriums on development as a general rule.
“Under the best of circumstances it delivers a negative message to residents of Mamaroneck and developers,” he says, adding the current economic climate makes such ramifications even more acute.
“I also believe there are enough procedures with the land use boards that would have control over potential development in Mamaroneck,” he says.
It does, however, make sense for development to be in synch with the village’s long-range plans, Rosenblum says.
Potential development sites affected by the moratorium include: the proposed six-unit Nolles Ridge subdivision off Fenimore Road; 12 townhomes proposed for the McGuire’s site on Boston Post Road; and a five-unit proposed development on Highview Street. Other large, underdeveloped properties, including the Hampshire Country and Shore Acres clubs, also could be affected.