Tappan Zee Constructors purchase South Nyack home

BY JANIE ROSMAN

Rockland County land records indicate Jacqueline Peralta and her husband Roberto Garcia officially sold their house at 317 S. Broadway — one of six home originally targeted for eminent domain — to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) on August 21, 2014, for $450,302.

Earlier this year, TZC bought the home of next-door neighbors Melissa Hall and Michael Holober, for $431,764.

In October 2011, the Thruway Authority told six South Nyack homeowners, including the two cited, that their property is part of the project’s eminent domain. By May, those homes were no longer needed when the project plan changed.

Although they “do not legally qualify for eminent domain under federal regulations,” special project advisor Brian Conybeare said in a statement, “TZC purchased two homes in South Nyack as part of the New NY Bridge’s on-going good neighbor policy.”

TZC offered to let the homeowners choose three local appraisers, average the three appraisals, and add $5,000 to help with moving costs and to cover their real estate transfer tax. The other four homeowners are also welcome to accept the offer.

South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian confirmed she’s waiting to hear from project officials about a meeting date — postponed twice — whereby residents will view and comment on suggestions for the development of the Exit 10 Interchange, including the new shared use path.