Yonkers SFC project to be scaled back

Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone says he sees positive changes in a plan to downsize the proposed Yonkers SFC project, a change that would create less housing units and more retail and recreation space.

SFC Project Director Joe Apicella says that the $1.5 billion plan has taken the next critical step and will now be moving a lot quicker. "Hopefully, in the next several months we'll be able to break ground on this project," Apicella says.

The project's physical size will remain the same and will still include a baseball stadium. Two thirds of the proposed housing units have been cut, and a greater emphasis has been put on retail space, especially small stores on street level.

Amicone says one of the biggest changes is the increased park space given around the Saw Mill River. "They're all very positive changes."

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