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Bronxville Village Trustees Approve Improvements to Avalon Parking Lot and Library HVAC System PDF Print Email


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Nov. 21, 2018: In the Bronxville Village Board of Trustees meeting last week, the trustees approved a series of resolutions involving physical improvements.

The board approved $70,000 in funding for an architectural study of a new HVAC system for the Bronxville Library. The current system is in disrepair and needs to be upgraded.

The board also approved resolutions relating to the Avalon parking lot. The board previously approved the purchase of the property and on October 23 announced that it had entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the current owner, AvalonBay. The purchase price is $1.6 million. 

The October 23 update on the village website says, "Plans are already underway for the demolition of the building, removal of the fuel tanks and restoration of the site to a new municipal parking lot. The new surface parking lot is expected to increase the number of available spaces by approximately 20." In last week's meeting, the board approved a resolution for $425,000 for improvements to the lot such as drainage, lighting, resurfacing, and curbing. Mayor Mary Marvin commented that these upgrades "will really improve that neighborhood" and that the lot could produce more benefits than just as a commuter lot, such as parking for patrons of the village's businesses.

The board also approved a $2.025 million bond resolution for financing the combined $1.6 million and $425,000.

Also discussed was moving oversight for the village elections from the village to the Westchester County Board of Elections. Mayor Marvin commented that most of "our neighbors" are doing this, this would provide "clarity and separation," and this makes sense because the county board of elections runs every other election. This would likely happen for the 2020 election.

Finally, the trustees approved the spending of $10,000 for a survey of the Maltby parking lot and soil testing of the park.

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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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