A three-way offer could outcome in a park and acreage for a new village corridor in New Hempstead, expanded land for a nearby yeshiva, and $1.35 million for Ramapo, officials claimed.
Ramapo is providing nearly 22 vacant acres of open space to New Hempstead, which would then offer 5-as well as acres for $1.2 million to the Yeshiva of Larger Monsey, officers explained. The school operates at 667 New Hempstead Street in the vicinity of the vacant land surrounding the Fairview Oval solitary-relatives household enhancement.
The home experienced been appraised in 2017 at $3.4 million.
As component of the sale, the yeshiva has agreed in theory to finance entry to New Hempstead Highway from the park and boost the curve in the vicinity of the intersection with Pennington Way, officials reported.
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New Hempstead Mayor Abe Sicker said the yeshiva could likely construct yet another making on the five acres.
“I assume it’s a good end result for everybody,” Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht reported. “The property is of no use to the town. We get a park in New Hempstead, one the village desperately demands. The village is functioning on a individual settlement with the school for an entrance and highway improvements.”
New Hempstead will get land to sooner or later swap the older red building on Aged Schoolhouse Highway applied as the municipal business office since group people broke absent from Ramapo and voted to come to be a village in 1983. Residents voted to break absent from Ramapo around making code and zoning enforcement and to keep a solitary-family home neighborhood.
The present aging constructing is positioned on the outskirts of the village.
“We do need a new village corridor but advancement has to make sense fiscally,” Sicker reported. “We will see what occurs down the street. We’re not wanting to increase taxes.”
Original ideas for the home, Sicker said, phone for using 14 to 15 acres for a group park with a strolling path and engage in devices. The home incorporates the south branch of the Minisceongo Creek stream technique.
A 2020 extensive grasp zoning program update by the LaBarge Team indicates recreation advancements would be screened from close by residences by a 50-foot vegetated buffer around the perimeter. There would be pedestrian entrances proposed on Fairway Oval and Keri Lane.
“We are seeking for a generally passive park with a strolling path in its pure condition,” Sicker explained.
And the town will develop into the beneficiary of an lively park devoid of expending city cash, City Attorney Itamar Yeger wrote in a memo to the board.
The village has held a assembly with inhabitants on the park strategy. The Ramapo Town Board not long ago authorized the sale of the surplus assets after declaring the land at 679 New Hempstead Road as surplus on April 27.
Ramapo obtained the land in 1972 — before New Hempstead incorporate as a village in 1983 — as a final result of the growth of the Fairview Oval single-household homes off of New Hempstead Street.
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