For Immediate Release November 19, 2009
Croton launches new options for Harmon business district.
Village Board adopts new “green tape” commercial zoning changes as part of
comprehensive economic development strategy.
[ Croton on Hudson, NY, USA, November 19, 2009 ]
As part of its comprehensive win/win economic development strategy, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson reached its first milestone in adopting amendments to its Harmon Business District Overlay Zone. The new zoning law is designed to improve the economics for commercial re-development, while simultaneously easing the village’s disproportionate residential tax burden.
The Harmon Business District is the primary gateway into the village and begins at the entrance to the busiest Metro North and Amtrak station in Westchester County. Despite its desirable location, the area has been in steady decline over the past five years and a number of the largest and most visible properties in the area now sit vacant.
On November 16, 2009, the Village’s Board of Trustees adopted new zoning options to encourage mixed-use buildings of no more than three stories tall
within a 6 minute walk of the popular Croton-Harmon train station. The legislation, Local Law 4 of 2009, both expands the number of parcels included in the gateway overlay district in the Village’s Harmon business district and adds new incentives for all the gateway parcels to spur more commercial space at more affordable prices with potential office and living spaces on the second or third floors.