TOWN OF GREENBURGH – The Greenburgh Town Board gave Town Supervisor Paul Feiner the go-ahead on Friday to enter into an agreement with a company to redevelop the former WestHELP homeless shelter into affordable senior housing.
Westchester County owns the land and the town has 15 years left on its lease, so Feiner would like the county to extend that agreement.
“Most of the residents who live in that area would prefer senior citizen affordable housing rather than just typical family housing that is affordable, so it’s really up to the county – the only way we can make that happen if the county extends that lease to 30 years,” Feiner said. “No developer is going to invest significant dollars if they have the property for 15 years or less.”
The low bidder to convert the 108 units of former homeless shelter housing to 54 units of affordable housing is Montesano Brothers, which bid just over $5 million.