Updates Made to Development Guide: 248 Tioronda Avenue and 45 Beekman Street

 Photo Credit: Screenshot of the proposed site plan from the  8/13/2018 City Council Workshop Meeting .

Photo Credit: Screenshot of the proposed site plan from the 8/13/2018 City Council Workshop Meeting.

A Little Beacon Blog's Development Guide was updated to include the new vision and direction for the prospective apartments at 248 Tioronda Avenue, which is down near the mountain, just off Main Street, past the silos (think: the Wares Shop), and down a 12' hill near Fishkill Creek. Originally this was to be residential apartments, but now it must include commercial space as well.

A zoning law passed in the spring of 2018 took into account "steep slopes" and other "non-buildable" land, changing the mathematical formula used by developers and the City to determine how many apartment units can fit in a project. In the case of 248 Tioronda, the number of apartment units was reduced from 100 to 64. The spring ruling also impacted the Edgewater project (you can read about that in the Highlands Current), which is near Tompkins Terrace and overlooks Riverfront Park and the MTA train. That project had to reduce its number of apartments, which started at 307, but is now a lower number. The footprint of the seven proposed buildings did not change, but the apartment sizes did increase.