Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner has said he is meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Westchester officials to discuss the future of the WestHELP complex in Valhalla.
The options to be discussed with the committee of the Westchester Board of Legislators: county approval so Ferncliff Manor can build a residential school for the developmentally disabled on the site or turning the 108-unit property over to the Greenburgh Housing Authority to be converted to affordable housing.
Feiner favors the Ferncliff proposal because he said it would bring in significantly more revenue – $1 million a year – than renting the apartments as affordable housing, which doesn’t require county approval. The facility is on the campus of Westchester Community College in Valhalla.
Our Tax Watchdogs have been closely following the vacant development, which may have cost the town hundreds of thousands of dollars in rental income since it hasn’t been rented while Feiner negotiates with Ferncliff. Read the coverage here and here.