UPDATE - 7/19/18
The City Planning Commission certified Hebrew Home’s proposal in April, launching ULU (Uniform Land Use Review
Procedure). Despite Community Board 8’s rejecting the ULURP application with a resounding NO vote on June 18th, the
application continues through the process.
RCC, the Skyview Owners Corporation and the Riverdale Nature Preservancy have spent weeks negotiating a compromise that
would reduce the project’s massive scale and institute an ironclad restrictive declaration protecting the open space on the
southern campus from further development. Thus far nothing has been signed and the details are still being clarified. Until a
compromise is reached we continue to oppose the current CCRC application.
At the Bronx Borough President’s hearing on July 12th many of us read statements in opposition. You may send letters of
opposition to the Bronx Borough President’s attention until Friday, July 20th at 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Borough
President Diaz will issue his opinion next week, after which the application advances to the City Planning Commission, which
will hold a hearing in August, details to follow when we know the specifics. Again we will need people to attend and to speak.
Ultimately the application proceeds to the City Council for a final vote. If there is no compromise and the Hebrew Home does not
amend its application, our only hope is that Councilman Cohen will honor his commitment to follow the Community Board’s
lead with a NO vote.
Meanwhile, we continue in good faith to resolve the outstanding issues, with the attorneys for RCC and Hebrew Home attorneys
leading the negotiations to preserve Riverdale's integrity and natural beauty.