they’re limiting the height of whatever tower gets built to 280’. I think that was also the cap to the Westchester Pavilion redevelopment. The people of White Plains need to think taller, though this article suggests there might have been some lobbying on the part of the Ritz Carlton to limit the height of such a nearby development.
[quote]Under the existing zone, a two-story building height is the maximum permitted. There are three other B-2 Zones in White Plains, but these are in residential areas and not in the downtown, Null said.
Because the site is located within the area being studied by the city as a transportation hub, the proposed development uses elements and suggestions coming out of that study.
The highest portion of the project would be residential units in a 280-foot-high structure positioned at the site’s corner nearest to the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. The Ritz-Carlton is 450 feet from the site.
Using a proposed development model to illustrate how such a zone might be constructed, the developer has designed residences (about 600), a 30,000 sq.-ft. food hall and artisanal market selling farm-to-table foods, and both active public open space called a village green, and private open space for use by residents only. The zone would provide for 15 percent open space and 85 percent developed space for the full 100 percent coverage of the site. All parking would be incorporated within the structure.[/quote]
here’s the source for the redevelopment at 60 S. Broadway being limited to 280’
[quote]The resolution voted on by the White Plains Council at their Feb. 1 meeting included Site Plan approval for the full development and Special Permit approval for six outdoor dining locations.
The proposed redevelopment will be approximately 856,499 square feet, consisting of 707 multi-family units, 43 units (three studios, 22 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms and three three-bedrooms) of which will be affordable at 60 percent of Westchester County’s median family income, within two 24-story buildings, with a maximum height of 280 feet and located on top of approximately 93,840 square feet of street level accessible commercial use, including approximately 77,340 square feet of retail and 16,500 square feet of restaurant, with 1800 square feet of outdoor dining, and a four level below grade parking garage with approximately 1,037 parking spaces.[/quote]