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Mt. Kisco Trustees Mull Changing Housing Zone

A hearing for changing a residential housing zone, along with a cemetery presentation, are on tonight's village board of trustees agenda.

Mount Kisco's Village Board of Trustees is considering a series of changes to an existing zone for housing.

A public hearing is scheduled for tonight's meeting that affects the RT-6 zone, which includes 1-family homes and 2-family homes. The proposed changes to the zone's text include lowering the maximum development coverage for a site from 50 percent to 40 percent, and requiring site plan approval from 2-family homes in other types of residential zones.

Other changes include subjecting 2-family structures to the same architectural requirements of aesthetic regulations - they include color, building materials are facade - as single-family buildings, and preventing the architectural review board from making recommendations on a proposal that needs site plan approval until after the planning board does its review.

Asked about changing the zone, Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich stated that the development coverage matter involves preserving green space, and citing regulating site discharge as an issue. The development coverage restriction, which governs black top, can mean less of it on site.

A copy of the existing zone's text, along with the proposed changes, can be found here in the meeting agenda's accompanying packet. The village board meets tonight at 7:30 p.m., at Mount Kisco Village Hall.

Other Items: Cemetery Presentation, Police Agreement

Meanwhile, the Mount Kisco Historical Society is set to give a presentation on the historic St. Mark's Cemetery. Cindrich recently told Patch that a cleanup of it is being eyed.

Also on the agenda is a proposed retroactive contract with the United Federal of Police Officers (UFPO), which runs from June 1, 2008 to to May 31, 2013. 

Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I have some clarifications regarding the rezoning, based on talking with the mayor: While the changes apply to a zone that includes both single-family and 2-family housing, the INTENT is to change regulation of only the later type. 2-family homes would be impacted by this, he explained, because parking requirements lead to more impervious surface, which the change would curtail because it counts as development coverage. The change would impact new 2-family homes and those in which changes are made, but NOT to existing ones.

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