Over the river and through the woods to beautiful Warwick we go. A successful destination Village that’s become a local Woodstock. Longtime Village residents in a neighborhood two blocks from downtown are being threatened.
A local pub owner has proposed a 3,600 square foot 150 seat “pub” with 2,082 square feet of outdoor seasonal decks (additional seating) literally in the backyard view and sound sheds of hundreds of Village residents. He does not own the property. It all depends on Village Planning Board and Trustee Board approval.
That’s 5,682 square feet of bar out by your clothesline. That’s a very big McMansion full of party in your backyard. That’s the Hamptons on the Wawayanda.
There’s no more room on Main Street in Liquorland so it’s gotta go over in those backyards.
Sure it will change the nature of the entire Village and traffic and safety and sleep patterns for an aging population but people wanna party and make money!
The noise, commercial exhaust sounds, bar chatter, lights, traffic, sidewalk drunks, predators and dope that come with saloons this size will just not be a prob. Open till 2 AM? The Village boards lean towards Heck Yes!
A long time planning board self appointed prince actually said on tape in public with a big grin and crowd of lifelong Village residents in attendance (I swear) – “I won’t hear it from my house.”
The Village Board won’t say anything at all just mumbling amongst themselves that their hands are tied.
The residents? We know something is rotten in Warwick. We’re begging for help.
But its REQUESTS DENIED. No response. No Outreach. On tape. Kick the can.
To approve this, the combined boards and trustees must look past the need for a strongly suggested traffic study, look past documented “Recognized Environmental Concerns” at the former railroad repair facility, foundry and paint shop, look past expert opinion by Hudson Highlands Environmental and look right past village code or “Zoning Law of the Village of Warwick, New York.” Section 145-3 (A through G).
At present the required Full Environmental Assessment Form seems to be deliberately loaded with misdirection and missing or misleading statements that leave wiggle room and plausible deniability that may be placed in Webster’s Dictionary as the very definition of legal or illegal artistry.
Offered in support are two old and heavily redacted Phase 1 and 2 studies that seem to contradict it on crucial points. Study the suggestion from W.L.Going on VAPOR INTRUSION.
Hey Honey lets go down to that new joint with the toxic vapor intrusion for a brewski!
To approve this proposed gin mill the combined Village of Warwick boards and trustees will have to turn a cold blind eye to longtime taxpaying Village homeowners and residents and the code that protects them.
The peaceful enjoyment of our homes may not matter to them but every day isn’t Applefest in our houses and every weekend isn’t Woodstock.
If you are motivated by helping your neighbors and taking right action please come to our aid on Mon., Jun 5 at the Warwick Village Hall at 7:30 in the evening. Please just show up as our witnesses. Please.