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 will have no ability to force the property owner to save the Underhill house or protect other historic aspects of the property.

Advocating for the Town Board to include the property within the overlay zone, Tegeder said it would be the only way to require the owner of the property to make concessions like saving the house, opening the property to public use, and giving the town space on the property for the town museum, Heritage Preservation Commission, and parking for the new senior center.

Underhill Farms Is a Good Fit | TAPinto