Shocking results reveal the real scale of the Hebrew Homes proposed CCRC (Continuing Care retirement Community) plans. Remember that what you are looking at is in an area zoned R1-1 residential and in the Special Natural Area District.
Senator Klein and Congressman Dinowitz have openly opposed the Montefiore Project and the lg tower in New Jersey. Not a word publicly on this, why?
The Hebrew Homes project proposes apartment buildings up to 6 floors in height in the heart of the special natural area district situated in an area permitting single family residential building heights of only 35'.
Ask the question - who is protecting the residents and the future of Riverdale, have we reached a critical mass in institutional development, what is the tipping point?
- 9th August, 2014 drawings obtained.
- In April, The Riverdale Community Coalition submitted a request to City Planning under the State Freedom of Information Law asking that City Planning release documents that it had on the proposed Hebrew Home expansion.
- 2018 - the application includes three towers, one 12 story tower on the R4 property and two towers of 6 and 4 stories on the R1 property.
Ironically, the text changes that the mayor pushed through under the rubric of Zoning for Quality and Affordability have become the vehicle which could allow multi-family apartment buildings to be constructed in an otherwise sacrosanct R1-1 district.