96 Waterfront Acres Available in Sleepy Hollow

General Motors has issued an RFP “Request For Proposals” to redevelop the former auto manufacturers property on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow. Potential developers have until Sept 2, 2011 to make their proposal for the property. While the project is advertised in the RFP as having permits and state approvals, there are still many issues that remain unresolved including obtaining local village planning and building approvals. Additionally, there are toxins on the river bottom adjacent to the site, including lead, deposited by GM during its 82 year occupancy. These will need to be removed by any developer, via dredging or some other means, as part of any decision to move forward. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a lawsuit over the potential for traffic congestion brought by the neighboring village of Tarrytown that must be resolved as well.
The plan calls for 1,177 housing units, a 140 unit hotel. 172,000 sq.ft. of office space and almost 45 acres for village parkland and other village uses. According to village officials a shovel coud be in the ground by sometime in 2012.
http://gmsleepyhollowdevelopmentopportunity.com/

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