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Plans for Greenport Commons moving forward

Jul 24, 2014 11:47 am
Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star plans to create a mixed residential community for people with mental health issues and affordable housing tenants is moving forward as planned. The plan calls for the construction of a two-story, 66-unit building off Green Acres Road. Of the 66 units, 28 will be set aside for people with mental health issues and 38 will be open to the general public who meet the income requirements. The project plans are currently before the Greenport Planning Board. Representatives of the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties and the project will attend the August meeting of the board, according to MHA Executive Director Jeffrey Rovitz. The planned development has met with opposition from residents who live in the Joslen Boulevard area where the building will be located. They have voiced concerns about diminishing property values, safety, drainage and traffic from the new development. The developers were asked by the board to hold another public meeting with residents before a public hearing is scheduled for the project. Read the full story in the Register Star.