The controversial Patrick Farm housing development received final site plan approval from the Town of Ramapo Planning Board at the end of its March 21 meeting, representing a partial victory for developers Scenic Development, LLC.
However, the project as a whole has not been approved and continues to face legal challenges. According to Pomona Trustee Rita Louie, the approval was only for the subdivision and is susceptible to legal challenges due to “defects and illegalities” related to fire safety, proximity to a Columbia Gas pipeline and other environmental issues.
As of right now, the 410 unit multi-family condominiums and 87 single family home development also awaits permits from the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow dam and road work projects. Delivery of these permits is pending, but a final decision is expected in the next few weeks.
In addition to pending permits, Ramapo Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer (ROSA) pledged to file an Article 78 proceeding to fight Wednesday’s decision.