Yorktown Town Board Reviews the Underhill Farms proposal

David DeNapoli of Yorktown Heights says: I would like to commend the Yorktown Town Board for taking time to review the Underhill Farms proposal at the former Soundview Preparatory School. The board’s unanimous, positive vote provides the opportunity for the proposal to continue through the overall review process. Read The Examiner News post

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Soundview Prep Redevelopment is Exactly What Yorktown Heights Needs

With the new year beginning, small businesses in Yorktown Heights have something to look forward to. The proposed redevelopment of Soundview Prep, with preservation of its historic building, new walking trails and a pedestrian gateway at the estate’s original entrance at the corner of Route 118 and Underhill Avenue, will provide a shot in the arm for the businesses…

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Yorktown Chamber Prez Supports Soundview Plan

Earlier this week, small businesses in Yorktown Heights received an early holiday gift. With the COVID pandemic taking a severe toll on our small businesses, news of a plan to transform the Soundview Preparatory School property into a new mixed-use development is cause for optimism for Yorktown’s business community and taxpayers. Mixed-use projects that combine historic preservation and environmental beautification with…

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New Development Is Good for Business

With the new year beginning, small businesses in Yorktown Heights have something to look forward to. The proposed redevelopment of Soundview Prep, with preservation of its historic building, new walking trails, and a pedestrian gateway at the estate’s original entrance at the corner of Route 118 and Underhill Avenue, will provide a shot in the arm for the businesses…

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Underhill Farms Will Preserve Yorktown’s History

Last week, I watched the presentation to the Yorktown Town Board about the Underhill Farms project planned for the former Soundview Preparatory School property. For weeks, I’ve read letters about this project that suggested it would somehow jeopardize the historical significance of the property. Based on the presentation to the Town Board, I believe nothing could be further from…

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Underhill Farms Is a Good Fit

Everyone agrees that Yorktown is in desperate need of good, smart redevelopment. That was the reason for the founding of Yorktown Smart Growth: to honor the town motto, “Progress with Preservation.” In the debate over Costco, the preservation was small businesses and the watershed that would have been threatened. Thanks to the group’s efforts, we now have a development…

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Underhill Farms Is a Winner

As a lifetime Yorktown resident, I’ve seen decades worth of changes in our town. I believe it’s important that we protect Yorktown’s history, while we grow. Two weeks ago, I read a letter in this paper about the plan to redevelop the former Soundview Preparatory School. It seems to me that the letter’s author is uninformed about what’s been…

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Underhill Farms Is a Good Fit

I’m not sure how many people tuned in to the Yorktown Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, but a very important point was raised when discussing the project to develop the former Soundview Preparatory School property. Planning Director John Tegeder said that if Town Board excludes it from the new overlay zone plan for Yorktown Heights, the town…

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Underhill Farms Is Right for Yorktown

This letter was written in response to last week’s letter by Christina Beecher (“Underhill Farms Is Not in Yorktown’s Best Interest”). The Underhill Farms project will preserve many fine attributes of open space and offer the town the needed historical building to house many town purposes. I challenge the fact that the space is needed to be preserved exactly…

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Underhill Farms Will Improve Yorktown

There are so many negative comments about this project. “It will increase traffic”; we already have traffic. This developer’s plan is to enhance the traffic flow at Route 118 and Underhill Avenue. We can use that. Residents are under the impression the beautiful main building will be destroyed. This building is going to be saved in its 1800s condition….

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