Plans to convert former country club raise concerns

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A plan to convert the former site of Elmwood Country Club into a 175-unit, 55-and-over housing complex has neighbors worried about what it will mean for their taxes.

The 106-acre property on Dobbs Ferry Road has caused a dispute into what kind of development should go there.

Developers Ridgewood Real Estate Partners want to create the age 55+ townhouses. However, the Worthington Woodlands Civic Association says it should be a single-family home property.

They say their plan is better for the tax base.

Dorinne Livson, President of Worthington Woodlands Civic Association says there would be many issues if the townhouses are built.

"Taxes are a concern, traffic is a concern, density is a concern," Livson said. 

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says there is support in town for both options but hopes to convince people the townhouses would be the better option.

Developers will go before the planning board Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Greenburgh Town Hall with their plan. The meeting is open to the public but not open to public comments.

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