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UPDATE – Federal Monitor Recommends Suing Croton-On-Hudson Over Housing Policies

May 4, 2016
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Westchester County Rob Astorino’s dispute with the federal government over appropriate affordable housing in Westchester is taking a local turn.

As pointed out in this week’s Gazette, federal housing monitor James Johnson’s information regarding Croton is out of date.

“In regard to his desired changes to Croton’s zoning code, Mr. Johnson wrote, ‘Croton-on-Hudson has stated that is considering lifting the restrictions on accessory apartments to seniors and making zoning changes to two commercial districts to allow mixed-use development.’

Croton’s restriction limiting accessory apartments was lifted by its Board of Trustees last year, allowing such units to be rented by persons of all ages.”

The very thing that Harmon re-zoning opponents so vociferously opposed, and the principle that cost our taxpayers over $500K to defend in court, may be the thing that excludes Croton from a suit by the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

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