Major Mixed-Use Project on the Hudson River Gets Go-Ahead

At 95 acres, it's the largest undeveloped tract of land along the Hudson River in proximity to New York City.

Edge AerialBy Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.—Village of Sleepy Hollow Planning Board has approved Edge-On-Hudson, a massive redevelopment of the site of a former General Motors assembly plant in the town. At 95 acres, it’s the largest undeveloped tract of land along the Hudson River in proximity to New York City.

Edge-On-Hudson is a joint venture of SunCal and Diversified Realty Advisors. The plans for the riverfront project on the riverfront call for a mix of commercial and residential development on the site, which closed almost 20 years ago as a manufacturing concern. It’s been more than more than 15 years since the first proposals for the site were put forward.

The new development will be on about 67 acres, with the other 28 acres donated to the Village Of Sleepy Hollow Local Development Corp. Eventually the development will encompass 1,177 units of housing, including condos, townhouses and apartments; a 140-room hotel; 135,000 square feet of retail space;  and 30,000 square feet of office space. The project will also feature 16 acres of parkland, with a winding promenade along the water linking to the existing RiverWalk to the south and Kingsland Point Park to the north.

Phase One will feature 306 units of housing, including 40 senior affordable units and 21 affordable workforce units, as well as neighborhood green space, a central park and a new roundabout and village green at the base of Beekman Avenue adjacent to the existing Ichabod’s Landing property. The project is expected to be certified to LEED Neighborhood Development standards, and count as a TOD, since it’s within walking distance of two nearby Metro-North railroad stations with direct access to Grand Central Terminal.

Initial site preparation at Edge-On-Hudson will start with construction of a temporary bridge near the western end of Beekman Ave. in Sleepy Hollow over the Metro-North tracks, designed to accommodate trucks entering the property.  Construction of the temporary bridge is expected to start within several months, with on-site preparation continuing in 2016.  Construction of the first homes is expected in 2017.

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