Hathaway Block Party Celebrating the FASNY Decision
(between Ridgeway and Gedney Esplanade)
Sunday, September 27
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Victory for Gedney Farms!
August 5, 2015 — Great News! Last night the Common Council voted 3 to 4 to turn down FASNY’s request to permanently close and transfer ownership of a portion of Hathaway Lane to FASNY. Council members Nadine Hunt-Robinson, Milagros Lecuona and Dennis Krolian voted to protect our neighborhood as well as the City from commercial-type development in a residential neighborhood and we applaud their decision!! Surprise of the century: John Martin, resident of Gedney Farms, voted against us! Subsequent to the failure of the Ridgeway access to their massive campus, FASNY quickly changed course and identified North Street as the preferred entrance despite having earlier dismissed the location as environmentally unacceptable. Its revised plan required closure of a portion of Hathaway Lane and FASNY petitioned the Common Council to approve the street closure saying it was integral to their Site Plan. Without closure the Site Plan was dead.
Hopefully, this should finally put an end to the FASNY saga that has dragged on for almost five years. We thank everyone who contributed to the effort to reject the FASNY application including our neighborhood, the surrounding neighborhoods as well as residents across the City. We also thank the numerous municipal Boards, especially the School Board, for their invaluable input regarding the potentially devastating FASNY plan.
It is now time for FASNY to do the only logical, fair and right thing for this neighborhood and the City of White Plains and move on. Too much time has been expended on a series of unworkable site plan schemes.
Should FASNY regrettably decide to take action against the City we believe the City will prevail as it gave FASNY every opportunity to show how their plan was feasible. For our part we will continue to monitor the situation and any other alternative development proposed by a new owner.
The Final FASNY Vote is Here!
The Common Council has scheduled a Special Meeting to vote on the FASNY application for Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM. This is a critical Meeting in which we can expect a decision on the application after 5 long years. We urge you to attend this meeting and arrive early to make sure our supporters are able to be present in the Council meeting room.
Common Council Agenda
The Letters Are Still Pouring In!
See what local residents are saying after almost five years of fighting against the FASNY behemoth....