The northern end of downtown Port Chester, near the bridge across the Byram River to Greenwich, Conn., has been a very busy place in recent years — a major foodie destination with Tarry Lodge, Tarry Market and Tarry Wines on the same block, plus the growing Kneaded Bread Bakery across Mill Street on North Main. That has brought up certain parking challenges.
A proposal before the village Planning Commission would take down much of this dark-gray warehouse building, a former foundry from the 1800s, and create a parking lot.
Plans are still under discussion. But the current version would demolish the part of the structure stretching from the flat-roof section at far left to the first gable. Planning Commission members voiced support for the idea, though one member noted the historic trusses inside the building and suggested preserving the building for indoor parking. A public hearing is set for Monday night.
The warehouse building was until recently a Columbia Elevator factory, one of the last vestiges of Port Chester’s industrial past.
Read more in today’s Journal News story.