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 a combination of residential and commercial development are a proven way to strengthen communities and their downtowns. With the promise of a welcoming new gateway to our central business district and new customers, this is an exciting plan that has the ability to make a real difference for the future of our town and the dedicated men and women working every day so their business can succeed.
Sergio Esposito is the president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.