Underhill Farms offers solutions for Yorktown

Underhill Farms offers solutions for Yorktown
By Jennie Menton Published May 2, 2023 Dear Editor:

It happens time and time again. Older couples leave Westchester County and New York because they cannot find a nearby home where they can downsize and stay in the community they love.

Underhill Farms, a proposed campus on Underhill Avenue, would offer a solution. That is a key reason why the Yorktown Planning Board needs to approve this well-planned development.

Underhill Farms will be building 148 housing units which will include condos, townhouses, and apartments. Of those 148, 72 will be earmarked for those 55 and older. That means 72 local families could choose to stay in Yorktown and be conveniently close to the shopping/business district on Route 118. Plus, if Underhill Farms is approved, Yorktown’s seniors would now have two additional large rooms built on the Beaver Ridge property in addition to the Senior Center that we now have.

Our senior population is growing in leaps and bounds and these two rooms would solve our problem for much-needed space for our activities and support staff. For that to happen, this would require a certain amount of parking, and guess where that parking is coming from? Underhill Farms is including those spaces in its building plan, at no cost to the town or taxpayers.

Thank you to everyone for your support.
– Jennie Menton

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed herein are the writer’s alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here for TAPinto’s Letters to the Editor policy.