Yeah, I am rooting for Mount Vernon most of all the Westchester cities. They actually have the best development policies among all the larger Westchester cities–the best transit-oriented zoning and a good process to expedite permits. The big problem is all the chaos where the mayor, city council, and board of education are all at each other’s throats. The school district is suing the city for passing a transit-oriented zoning ordinance, for God’s sake! And the mayor vetoed that same ordinance because he hates the council and wanted to spite them (they overrode the veto). None of this inspires confidence in developers, probably.
But the location is too good, and the zoning is now perfect for dense, transit-oriented urban development. So it’s inevitable.