LARCHMONT — A developer planning to build 51 units of affordable housing near the Palmer Avenue train station will give a presentation about the project at tonight’s village Board of Trustees meeting.
Westchester County is working with Elmsford-based builder Wilder Balter Partners to develop the new units at 2101-2105 Palmer Avenue, using a project already approved in 2008. The development will help the county meet the requirements of a federal housing desegregation settlement.
Previously, developer Esposito Builders had planned to build 51 units at the site, with 46 to be sold at market rate and the remaining five set aside for moderate-income tenants who work in Larchmont.
The Peekskill-based developer won approval from the Planning Board for that plan in 2008, but later decided to sell the property amid economic uncertainty.
Wilder, the buyer, now plans to build all 51 units as affordable.
The original project drew opposition from a neighborhood group, The Concerned Citizens of Larchmont, which cited potential congestion, stormwater runoff, increases in school enrollment and limited parking. The revised project does not need additional board approval, officials said.
Last year, Westchester agreed to spend $52 million on building 750 affordable-housing units in mostly white, affluent areas after the Anti-Discrimination Center sued the county, accusing it of accepting federal housing aid without building affordable units in those communities.
Residents can learn more about the affordable-housing project at the meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at 120 Larchmont Ave.