BY DYLAN SKRILOFF
Architects, planners and engineers from Wayne Corts’ marina in Stony Point were on hand at Tuesday’s Stony Point Town Board meeting
David Zigler of Atzl, Scatassa & Zigler P.C. and Tim Miller of Tim Miller Associates presented to the board. The current plan is to build approximately 300 condo units over a span of 30 acres of waterfront property. Miller said it is a “proposed two-phase” project, which will require some zone changes to be made by the board, if they are interested.
Of the 300 units, 79 are proposed as one bedroom, 191 as two bedroom and only 30 as three bedroom. Supervisor Geoff Finn said he liked this because the town had to be cognizant of school district costs that would come along with attracting families with kids, those being the most likely to purchase three bedroom homes.
Finn also said he expected a lot of “snowbirds” to be attracted to the location. Snowbirds are people who live six months in Florida and six months in New York.
Some highlights of the project would include a waterfront walkway and esplanade that would be accessible to the greater community, food kiosks, a new yacht club and marina, and two brand new restaurants.
Miller noted that the plan accounts for new stormwater drainage requirements implemented after the state realized that stormy weather is probably here to stay. He said the development is in very preliminary stages and at least 18 to 30 months away from a possible groundbreaking.
The project will be implemented in two phases if it goes forward, the first phase bringing in 162 units of housing and the second phase 138. Miller described the condos as “beautiful, residential” and “a destination type” of project.
Supervisor Finn was eager to point out that the condos would only be three stories high, not five as Haverstraw Harbors are. He said the Haverstraw Harbors are “a monstrosity” compared to what Stony Point envisions these condos to be.
Some residents were worried about losing their view of the Hudson, which the planners said would not be the case.