Judge blocks Yonkers vote on Ridge Hill development project

A Supreme Court judge has blocked the city of Yonkers from taking any immediate action on changing Ridge Hill Village's zoning laws.

The judge?s ruling comes after Councilman John Murtagh filed a lawsuit to block a City Council decision that would have lowered the number of required votes needed to approve the $600 million Ridge Hill development plan. The politicians involved in the suit felt the City Council vote on Tuesday violated the law.

Meantime, a City Council majority in favor of the zoning change had hoped to act on the proposal before a change of leadership at the end of the year. Now they will have to wait until after January 6 due to the restraining order. A hotel, conference center, stores and homes are planned for the 81-acre site between the New York State Thruway and the Sprain Brook Parkway.

To see more on Tuesday night?s council meeting click here.

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