Judge rules to allow new school to be built amid opposition
A state Supreme Court judge has ruled to let a new school in White Plains move forward despite opposition from residents.
Bob Marich live near the Old Ridgeway Country Club. He and his wife are two of the hundreds of neighbors who oppose the French-American School of New York's plan to build a campus on the 129-acre property for 640 students.
"We're worried when it’s built, no one will be happy, including French-American School of New York," says Marich.
A supermajority of the White Plains Common Council approved the proposal, but residents who belong to the Gedney Association oppose it on many fronts.
They have environmental and traffic concerns and insist the school would violate the 1925 agreement banning educational institutions on the property. The residents have sued FASNY to prevent construction.
It's not clear when the school will be built but the homeowners say they are not backing down.
Officials within the Gedney Association tell News 12 they are considering appealing the judgment, but have not made any final decisions.