55-unit housing development update

The developer of a 55-unit residential complex approved two years ago for senior housing wants the village to sign off on a change that would convert half the units to affordable “workforce” housing. Kingston-based Premier Development wants to change the designation to increase the chance of receiving state aid for the project. A public hearing on the proposed amendment is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the village firehouse meeting room.

The inclusion of two groups in the new plan narrows the scope of the amendment from a plan floated in previous reports, which devoted some units to mentally disadvantaged tenants as well.

The new word for the project is “multi-generational housing.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that he supports multi-generational housing, and Premier is hoping that their changes will help get the aid.

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Calls to the development company were not returned by press time.

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