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Decision Nears On Plans For Hotel, Restaurant At Toxic Tuckahoe Site

A proposal to build a hotel and restaurant at 109-125 Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has drawn the ire of residents who fear the project will stir up contaminants from the former dump. Village planners are set to take up the matter in September.
A proposal to build a hotel and restaurant at 109-125 Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has drawn the ire of residents who fear the project will stir up contaminants from the former dump. Village planners are set to take up the matter in September. Photo Credit: Google Maps

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Tuckahoe expects to end up in court no matter what its decision on a proposal that would allow a hotel and restaurant to be built on a contaminated piece of property, the village’s mayor told lohud.com.

Bilwin Development Affiliates LLC is seeking approval for the Marriott SpringHill Suites project at 109-125 Marbledale Road, the site of a former marble quarry, municipal waste dump and auto repair business, lohud.com reported.

It is classified as a brownfield, clinically defined as "a former industrial or commercial site where future use is affected by real or perceived environmental contamination."

The village -- which punted the ball to state and county environmental and health officials -- has been hammered by protesters who fear that the project will stir up toxins that could harm nearby residents and schoolchildren, the lohud.com story said.

Meanwhile, the developer has had tests done and has handed over a 400-page plan detailing how it would keep toxins from escaping the site via groundwater or soil vapors, lohud.com reported.

The village’s Planning Board is scheduled to take up the matter at its Thursday, Sept. 15, meeting, lohud.com said.

To read the lohud.com story, click here.

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