The County Planning
Board issued Patterns for Westchester: The Land and the People
in 1995, outlining strategies for municipal governments. Important
considerations included: New Rochelle was identified as 1 of 4 major
urban centers in the county, the redevelopment of established urban
centers is viewed as critical, and I-95 is identified as a major
corridor with capacity for economic development
Recommended FAR range for Fifth Avenue areas is 0.2 - 0.8 (which
equates to 130,000 - 520,000 sq ft on a 14.9 acre site).
Residential density should be 6 - 26 dwelling units per acre
Obsolete and underutilized properties must be considered for Fifth
Growth centers include non-city centers and corridors with infill
Scarce land in South and Central Westchester creates regional problems.
"Land use decisions that benefit one community's economy .
. . may adversely affect . . . neighboring municipalities."
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