RAMPANT and increasingly inappropriate types of development in Dobbs Ferry and the other rivertowns has become a concern of citizens. What are elected officials in Dobbs Ferry doing about this?

THE PURPOSE of this web page is to present documents and information regarding issues that have arisen as a result of questionable development projects currently under consideration in the Village of Dobbs Ferry. Elected and appointed officials who are unwilling to adopt a smart and planful approach to growth in Dobbs Ferry must be held accountable for the decisions that they are presently making in these cases.

If you are concerned about stopping rampant inappropriate development in Dobbs Ferry you need to come out and vote DEMOCRATIC or COMMON SENSE on March 18th. Find out why by clicking HERE. and then visit DobbsFerryDemocrats



RAMPANT DEVELOPMENT THREATENS TO CHOKE RIVERTOWNS
     Letter to Editor, 'The Rivertowns Enterprise' ... Lori Eiler Hunter [June 14, 2002]

EFFORTS TO CURB BUILDING MONSTROSITIES HAVE FIZZLED IN DOBBS FERRY
     Letter to Editor, 'The Rivertowns Enterprise' ... Hubert B. Herring [May 17, 2002]

IN SUBURBS, THEY'RE CRACKING DOWN ON THE JONESES
     NY Times article on what some villages are doing to prevent oversized out-of-character
     'McMansions' ... Lisa W. Foderaro [March 19,2001]

VOTE ON MARCH 8th - for Dengler, Sterne, Jones & Maddox
     Vote DEMOCRAT to stop rampant inappropriate development in DF
     'Vote on March 18th, Please!' ... John Fudjack [February 28,2001]


THE NEED FOR A COMPLETE RE-WRITE OF THE DOBBS FERRY ZONING CODE

Minutes of the Dobbs Ferry 'Land Use' Meeting - June 12, 2002
What is 'Smart Growth' and what would it mean to apply this approach to Dobbs Ferry development planning?
What currently guides development planning in Dobbs Ferry?
The relationship between the 'Master Plan' and the 'Site Plan Review' mechanism detailed in the Dobbs Ferry 'Zoning and Land Use' Code

THE VIRGINIA/LEFURGY DEVELOPMENT DEBACLE -
Area residents challenge a development plan that threatens to destroy the character of their neighborhood ... John Fudjack [June, 2002]
The problem with plans currently before the Dobbs Ferry Planning Board regarding the proposed development of the Virginia Ave/Lefurgy Area [June 18, 2002]
Why has a 'Site Plan' for this development project been waived? [June 19, 2002]
Planner's Report No. DF02-05 [5/02/02} - about Site Plan waiver.
ARTICLE XVII - Site Plan Review and Approval [DOBBS FERRY CODE]

Neighbors Request a MORATORIUM on Building in the Virginia/Lefurgy Area and a Full Site Plan Review of the Virginia Ave Project
At the June 25th Board of Trustees meeting neighbors argue for a SITE PLAN REVIEW of the Virginia Avenue development project and request a MORATORIUM on building there
Neighbors raise the issue of PEDESTRIAN SAFETY on Virginia Avenue at the June 25th Board of Trustees meeting
A petition signed by 65 neighbors is presented to the Planning Board on June 27th, requesting that they make subdivision approval of the Virginia Avenue development contingent on a Site Plan Review
Trustee Dengler reads a Memo to the Planning Board on June 27th, requesting that subdivision approval for the Virginia Avenue development project be made contingent on a Site Plan Review
A photo display, showing that the Virginia Avenue neighborhood is characterized by small one-family homes.
The Mayor's stand on this issue
The position that Trustee Dengler took this issue

This website is a work in progress. New documents will be posted as they become available.

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