Statement from Mamaroneck Coastal Environment Coalition On Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board Action to Deny Hampshire Application

Mamaroneck, New York – Celia Felsher, President of the Mamaroneck Coastal Environment Coalition (MCEC), released the following statement regarding the recent Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board action:

“After years of thorough analysis, extensive stakeholder input and feedback, along with careful consideration of all the facts and the projected impacts, the Planning Board of the Village of Mamaroneck rightly, responsibly and unanimously rejected Hampshire’s application to build the proposed 105-home planned residential development on the golf course property.

As MCEC has conveyed to its community partners throughout this process, the Planning Board determined that the Project was not consistent with Village law, and that the adverse impacts of the project were significant and required that the application be denied. From the environmental risks of developing on a flood plain in a critical environmental area prone to significant flooding to the countless quality of life issues including traffic, noise and construction, the Village of Mamaroneck had everything to lose and little to gain from such a development.

We are sincerely grateful to the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board for their hard work, patience and due diligence in coming to the right conclusion that this project for numerous reasons was simply not viable.  We look forward to continuing the MCEC mission, working to protect our shoreline community and preserve our environmental integrity for future generations.”

-Celia Felsher, President – Mamaroneck Coastal Environment Coalition



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