A group of residents in Pearl River, N.Y., continue to fight the development of a commercial park that would include two self-storage buildings and a warehouse. The proposed development area contains 10 wooded acres off Route 304.
The opposition began two years ago, shortly after Orangetown’s Planning Board approved the plans and the Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance for the proposed project by the developer, Edmund Lane.
Residents formed a coalition, Residents United to Save Hillside, and claimed the development would intensify flooding, increase noise and decrease the area’s aesthetics.
The group sued the town’s zoning and planning boards and the developer in May 2008, but it was dismissed in December because the lawsuit wasn’t initiated within the required 30 days of the boards’ approvals. Residents United to Save Hillside have filed a notice of appeals.
Source: LoHud.com, Pearl River Residents Keep Fighting Commercial Park