Story By A.J. Arias
The Village of Warwick Planning Board closed their four-month long public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Village View Cluster Subdivision on Thurs., Oct. 18. Village residents still have 10 days to submit written statements to the Village Planning Board.
All written and oral statements will be addressed in the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS will be made available to the public with copies available for public inspection at the office of the Planning Board during regular business hours, as well as in Village Hall, the Albert Wisner Public Library and the Village of Warwick website at www.villageofwarwick.org.
After the Planning Board has looked over the FEIS extensively, it will then be put up for a vote. If the FEIS is shut down, the already approved 28-home neighborhood will then most likely move forward or builder Robert Silber can make alterations to the project and try the process all over again.
If the FEIS is approved, one of two projects can move forward. The FEIS includes two different plans. One plan includes 45 lots with 45 three to four bedroom houses and the other will cut three of those lots in half, making 42 homes matching the model home and six town houses or affordable homes.
The project’s engineer, Kirk Rother, has already stated that Robert Silber is willing to move forward with either plan depending on the Board’s recommendation.
The project has received a lot of attention from neighbors who have voiced their concerns regarding several issues with the project. The two biggest issues surrounding the topic are related to the slope of the land and the traffic that will occur when new families move in.
The Village of Warwick Planning Board will hold their next meeting on Thurs., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick NY.