Potential break excites Ridge Hill Village advocates in Yonkers

An out-of-court settlement may bring Yonkers one step closer to breaking ground on the long awaited and controversial Ridge Hill Village. The plan to build the 81-acre Ridge Hill Village hit a roadblock when the Town of Greenburgh, along with several other municipalities, filed a lawsuit expressing concerns over environmental studies. Their biggest concern was how the massive development would affect traffic in neighboring towns. Thursday, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone (R-NY) informed members of the city council about a potential compromise aimed to please all parties.The first part of the settlement would create a taskforce to investigate building a ramp to Ridge Hill from the Sprain Brook Parkway to reduce traffic on local roads. Amicone says the second part of the settlement would be a $5 million allocation to Greenburgh and the other towns to make changes to local intersections they feel would be affected by the village.